Hot Mess! Young Hen almost pecked to Death (Graphic)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HorseShowDiva, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. HorseShowDiva

    HorseShowDiva New Egg

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    I think I've done everything wrong by waiting too long to integrate my 6 young hens with my 3 old ladies. I started slow by introducing just a couple new birds. Seemed everything was going okay except a little bullying and on day 3 I found My Big Red in a corner bloody and battered. Brought her in the house for warm bath, dried her off and a little antibiotic cream. Her skin continues to swell on her neck but she's seemingly sleeping comfortably on my lap and breathing normally. I imagine she's in quite a lot of pain and still trickling blood. I'll keep her in my bathroom on towels for now. What else can I do to help her heal? And what do I do about my flock? I've stopped the integration efforts for now. Thank you so much in advance for tips and support. (Old hens are 3years old and young hens are about 14 weeks old)

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  2. HorseShowDiva

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    Oh I should let you know I have Vetericyn, rescue remedy and essential oils. I spritzed with the Vetericyn before I put the triple antibiotic on her. Thanks again.
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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