isolating a bleeding chicken...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blueheaven, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have an injured hen. will isolating her for a week throw off the balance once she is back with the other chickens?

    she is bleeding, so i do not want the others going at her.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, it probably will. It did for one I had to isolate for a few weeks, even though she remained in sight and sound of the flock, separated only by chicken wire. Another one only required isolation for the better part of a day before the wound was no longer visibly bloody (with the help of BluKote) and in that case it didn't seem to matter.

    When a bully hen is isolated to alter her behavior, it is usually recommended to isolate her for a week, so that by then she is at the bottom of the pecking order.

    If there is any way you can get her back sooner, the reintroduction should be easier on her. I do understand this depends on how extensive the wound is, of course.

    Good luck.
     
  3. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is bloody all over. never had this happen. she is 40ft away, but can all can see her and she can see them.
    i am leaving tomorrow and will have a sitter at the house, but don't think she will be able to care for the chicken - leggs!

    she has stopped bleeding from what i can tell, but she is a white leghorn and white mixed with blood = a mess. could not wash it off of her.
     

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