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..


    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?
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 9, 2009
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    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]

  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I've got several saddles, and they work well.
  6. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2007
    Sonoma County
    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

    Nov 12, 2008
    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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