New and need help please

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by happyus, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. happyus

    happyus New Egg

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    Hello my wife and I have 12 chickens and 3 turkeys and one tom. Our problem is the tom has a favorite hen who's lost her back feathers we have separated them but she finds way back in side. The problem we're having is the hen skin is now dry and cracking witch is causing bleeding. Today she got in when we were feeding and tom got a hold of her and really tore up the back. We have moved her further away for the tom and blue kote the wounds but the skin is really dry looks like she came out of the oven. Is there anything else we can do to help her heal. By the way we're new to the forum we have the 12 chickens and 4 turkeys and 4 ducks. We been rasing them for about 2yrs.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I've never been around turkeys. I would either isolate the hen where he can't get to her. Hopefully her skin will return to normal but, it won't be over night. OR I would put the tom somewhere he can't escape from for a time out.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, happyus, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! Sorry to hear about your turkey. You can inquire in the Turkey Forum here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/20/turkeys
    Good luck and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I hope the turkey experts can help you out, but I agree that for now separation is the best thing.

    Good luck
    CT
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under happyus [​IMG] Welcome!

    At the risk of sounding like an echo, I agree that separation is probably your best option but the folks on the Turkey Forum may have other ideas for you.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     

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