How Long Can She Be Separated?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by valkerri, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. valkerri

    valkerri Out Of The Brooder

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    So one of my EEs, Farah, had a sore on the top/back of her head. I'm pretty sure it's from too many roosters. We've reduced the number of roosters but she just wasn't healing. So, I separated her, cleaned the wound and after a day and a half of rest, sprayed it with Blue Kote.

    My question is, how long can I keep her separated before then having to worry about re-introducing her to the flock? So far, I think she's enjoying her "spa vacation."

    Thanks in advance for your advice.
     
  2. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had to seperate a couple of hens in the past and after two weeks had no problem returning her to the flock. They picked on her for a little while then they where fine. They other one is just now being seperated but she is in a coop where everyone can see her so I do not see any problem with her going back into the flock again. The roos where picking on her. But every situation is different. Some one with more experience may be able to give you a better idea. Good Luck.
     

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