Injured Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BriW, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. BriW

    BriW New Egg

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    Hello! I have 13 laying Hens. Until today, I had 14. One of my Isa Browns was pecking the other hens. I have 4 chickens now that are raw from their butt going up their back. I'm worried that the exposed skin might get infected. Is there anything I can do to cover or put on the raw areas? What would have caused the Isa Brown to attack? They are 5 months old.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sometimes too little room, not enough protein in the diet, or boredom from not getting outside can lead to feather picking. There are some anti-pick lotions available at feed stores, and some use bad tasting ointments such as Bag Balm or Nustock cream to coat the areas. BluKote spray is also used to turn the red skin blue to reduce pecking, but it is staining for a long period.
     
  3. BriW

    BriW New Egg

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    Are there any ointments that are better than another? Will any of the ointments affect the eggs?
     

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