In the Brooder
- Nov 17, 2020
Hi, I'm new to chickens. My little ladies are only 4 and a half months old (5 barred rocks pullets, 5 Americana or easter egger pullets, and a surprise easter egger cockerel). I was turning the tractor out of the wind and heard a squawk. One little lady hadn't moved fast enough and got her leg caught under the side. I quickly freed her but could see I had scratched her leg. She is walking fine. She is eating fine. She is acting fine. Except for a bit of blood running down her leg, and a few loose scales. I quickly quarantined her and sprayed her wound with Rooster Booster Wound Spray. We are getting ready to move them all into a new coop with a run but the run isn't quite finished. So she gets the whole new coop to herself until she heals. What else should I do? I figure I need to deal with the loose scales. Smooth them down with vaseline? Remove them with tweezers? Leave them alone? Thank you for the gift of your experience!