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Injury from other chickens on Butt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JustinaMarie, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. JustinaMarie

    JustinaMarie Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got this hen and the guy that had her, the other chickens beat up on her what can I do? Can i put anything on it? Its a mess will the feathers ever grow back? She is a silky.





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  2. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    You need to keep her isolated for now... clean up her backside and apply honey... her feathers will grow back in time!

    Silkie chickens are normally very passive amongst a flock.... once she is in a better condition I would suggest that you introduce her slowly to any other chickens you have.

    Good luck!
     
  3. JustinaMarie

    JustinaMarie Out Of The Brooder

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    What does the honey do?
     
  4. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Honey has natural antibacterial properties, it will soothe her sore backside and helps healing... it contains hydrogen peroxide ( a known antibacterial agent )
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd put on some antibiotic ointment, without any painkillers or "caine" ingredients in it. Keep her isolated from other birds until she heals.
     

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