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injured hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by txrobnla, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. txrobnla

    txrobnla Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so upset tonight. I got home to a very badly beat up hen. My Maran hen has been brutilized by my ******* EE Roos. What absolutely kills me and is I noticed they were getting rough and ordered saddles for the hens. The saddles came in today, one day too late. I don't know if she will be ok or not.

    It looks like they completely ripped the skin off her back in about a 2" square section. She is not bleeding, so maybe it's not as bad as I think is.

    I put her in the garage in a kennel and have put some antibiotics in her water to make sure she does not get an infection. Should I put any antibiotic cream on her wound or just leave it as it as and hope that she recovers?



    Very upset chicken dad here. [​IMG]

    -Rob
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    An antibiotic ointment ointment without the pain killing ingredient will facilitate healing. Such wounds generally heal rapidly. Multiple roosters gang breeding hens is a recipe for injury - frequently far more serious than your hen experienced. In my opinion it's time to get rid of most of those roosters.
     
  3. txrobnla

    txrobnla Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks... She is looking better tonight. I'm going to let her recover for a few more days, then she get's to start wearing her fashionable saddle and can go back in the pen.

    I only have two Easter Egger roosters. I had recently reduced the number of roosters and that's when most of the trouble started. If I have to I'll pull one of these two out of the pen, but hoping to leave them in,
     

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