hole in the head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stillstoked, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. stillstoked

    stillstoked Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2011
    she's a tough ole bird. she almost went down with the heat this summer. three days in my living room until she was able to stand up. now my turkeys have put a hole in her head. she was only down for a day, her one eye was closed for weeks. I'm gonna try to post a pic of the hole.

    my question is will she be more likely to get picked on now? i keep her to herself till I get my turkey pen built.
    Anyone have this happen before?


  2. goobhen

    goobhen Chicks Rule

    Dec 6, 2008
    The others will pick on her until that is healed up. Is she low on the pecking order? Is yes, the others will always be after her. I have one hen, she is bigger than the others, but she is on the lower end of the flock, she is chased away from the treats. The other hens don't attack her to hurt her, they are just letting her know that they are her superiors! Good luck with your hen!

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