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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cornfedhogedito, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. cornfedhogedito

    cornfedhogedito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let the girls out and all seemed good until the last one popped out with a messed up lower back and tail. I have cleaned and pulled bleeding feathers. What else should I do? I have some blue coat(sp?) on the way. until then I am controlling the bleeding from the flesh with flour.
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    Ms Gertie, & my wife and I thank you all.
     
  2. cornfedhogedito

    cornfedhogedito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    forgot to mention that that she is new to the coop, but the other 2 new girls are fine. They have been splitting the run with my other 3 for 3 weeks. then I let them all run together for a week, the last week i have been puttting them into the coop at night and this is what I woke up to today. My original flock of 3 are 8 months old and the new 3 are now about 4 months.
     
  3. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That poor chicken! Did the other hens do that? Chickens can turn ruthless if they ever draw blood. Keep her wounds clean and you might want to give her some antibiotics to keep it from getting infected. Your local feed store should have some. I wouldn't let her back with the other chickens until she heals up or they will keep pecking at the wound. Hope she gets better fast.
     
  4. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't apply Blu-kote to a wound like that. Just let it get air and keep the bird separated on clean, dry premises. Use vitamin-probiotic soluble powder in her drinker 3 days a week to help cope with stress. As the wound heals you need to keep flies away from it, so a light coating of triple antibiotic and even a spritz of permethrin spray around the wound, not directly on it, will keep flies away.
     
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  5. cornfedhogedito

    cornfedhogedito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if it has the hens or the roo or all 3.
     
  6. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have different breeds with that hen or are they all the same? If so what breeds are they and how many? Were they all raised together?
     
  7. cornfedhogedito

    cornfedhogedito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The "original" flock is(2 and a Roo) New Hampshire (8 months) and the new girls are Easter Eggers (5 ~ months) all hens I think.
     

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