Lin Loves Her Chickens

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  1. LinLovesHerChickens

    LinLovesHerChickens In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone I live in Mesa AZ and have 5 chickens who are just over 1 year. Penelope, Gertrude, Priscilla, Henrietta and Olga. Penelope has been my problem chicken always getting egg bound. I soak her in warm water with Epson salt which does the trick. Unfortunately today my daughter’s dogs ball went too close to the coup which smashed the side wire and she bite Penelope in the butt. I followed your directions and just hoping she gets better. Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
  4. BlueBaby

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    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! I'm in AZ. too! Sorry that you are having problems with Penelope. Good luck!
     
  5. Pork Pie

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that everything turns out ok.

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  6. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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    WELCOME! Oh no...hope she is ok.
     
  7. LinLovesHerChickens

    LinLovesHerChickens In the Brooder

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    LinLovesHerChickens In the Brooder

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    E4A45C92-6292-4380-BD1A-D838D7288A0D.jpeg 5C330BE3-CCB4-4DE6-88E6-2DBE1DE2DDA7.jpeg Yes, there are two large bite marks and lots of feathers gone. We followed your suggestions with soaking in Epson, cutting off feathers around the wound, hydrogen peroxide mixed with water and Neosporin and she’s better but I’m still keeping it clean, gave her inside in a dog kennel and repeating the above. We googled problem with chicken to find your site. Thanks for your help!
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with Penelope. I would discontinue the hydrogen peroxide and continue with Neosporin - it is essential that flies be kept away from the wounds.
     
  10. LinLovesHerChickens

    LinLovesHerChickens In the Brooder

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    Thanks! She’s not crazy about the peroxide it does bubble a little. I’m thinking to give another Epson salt cool soak but not sure as I want wound to heal. Any thoughts?
     

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