In the Brooder
- May 17, 2012
I have a barred rock that has been "off" for about a week now. She has a limp, and the other day I noticed that she had frank blood on her feathers by her thigh. We couldn't feel any breaks in the bone, but the skin where we could see it appeared badly bruised. We isolated her for a couple days and she seemed a little better. I let her out into the yard today, and looked outside in time to see my turkey pulling on her wing and shaking her. She was bleeding again, unable to stand, and is back in isolation. Does anyone have any ideas what we can do to help her? I am beginning to think we aren't doing her any favors trying to keep her alive. She is eating and drinking, but has stopped laying. I never should have let her out for some sun today. Help, please.