My poor leghorn hen, beaten up by rooster?? (PIC)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BellLisamo, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    I recently got 2 free chickens from a previous owner... well the hen looks like this..

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    and im new to this. I'm assuming the rooster did it to her, so i immediately seperated the two.

    Is there anything i can put on her back to heal faster or should i let it heal on its own?
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Triple antibiotic ointment and blue Kote. Keep her separated or get her a saddle.
     
  3. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:THANK YOU!!!!! I'll treat her tomorrow
     
  4. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I second the saddle. Tosca's works very well. [​IMG]


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  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I've got several saddles, and they work well.
     
  6. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She doesn't look too bad. The feathers will grow back on their own. Just keep the rooster away from her. I have my roosters in seperate pens.
     
  7. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    Saw the roosters spurs off. He is gouging her in the back when he treads her. That will make a sore spot and get infected.
     
  8. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    First thing I will do is EAT THE ROOSTER, then I will do what the good folks on BYC said.
     

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