I don't know what's wrong help!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TAMMACLEAN, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. TAMMACLEAN

    TAMMACLEAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found my hen like this. Any ideas what could be wrong???? I am going to give her a warm bath and put some neosporin on it. Any other ideas???
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was unable to see pictures, describe what happen ?
     
  3. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, would love to help but there are no pictures.....
     
  4. TAMMACLEAN

    TAMMACLEAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I thought I posted it. I found her with a wound on her backside. I don't know if the other girls picked on her and pulled her skin off. She's resting inside the house now after her bath and neosporin. [​IMG]
     
  5. farmtotable

    farmtotable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a three-day-old chick get attacked by a hen and it resulted in a very similar wound on her back. The hen basically scalped the chick. I isolated the chick on clean bedding with food and water in a warm place, and put Neosporin on the wound after cleaning it. The chick healed in about two weeks, with me reapplying the Neosporin any time the wound started to look all crackly and dry. Now you can't even tell the chick was hurt at all. It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but I'm guessing that's what happened.... It doesn't look like there's any bites or puncture marks from the photo.....
     
  6. TAMMACLEAN

    TAMMACLEAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No there doesn't look like she was bitten, just picked at. I think it's time to invest in some stuff to keep them from plucking feathers. Between that and some molting I've got half naked chickens! And it's freezing!! I've been putting bag balm and Vaseline on their skin to try and keep them from getting frostbite.
     

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