Integrating sick chicken ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Amyh, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2010
    North Carolina
    I have a young Barred Rock pullet that had been pecked by her flock mates. Her wing was terribly bruised and wounded. I isolated her and treated her injuries and now she's almost ready to go back into the flock.

    How should I get her back in....? She is young, three months, compared to hens ranging from 7 months to three months. I could put her in a cage in the larger coop, if that's the best way to do this.

    Any advice?
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    How long has she been separated?

    I think that the cage in the coop is a good idea if your birds are fairly aggressive. If you free range, however, i would let her free range with them and see how that goes. Your breeds are fairly docile, so she might be able to join the crowd a little easier, instead of continuing to isolate her in a cage if you don't have to.

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