Open sore golden laced.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by paulc83, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. paulc83

    paulc83 New Egg

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    Any ideas on this one?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Do you have a large rooster in the flock? That looks very much like damage from a roosters spurs or toenails. Topically apply antibiotic ointment to the wound and keep her away from any roosters. Also protect her from flies. Such wounds take a while to heal.
     
  3. paulc83

    paulc83 New Egg

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    No roosters. 9 hens in an 8 by 12 shed with a 6 by 10 outside area.
     
  4. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!

    Sorry about your chicken.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Since you don't have a rooster, sounds like your hens are pecking at her. Once they see red(blood) they will continue to go after her. Chickens can quickly go cannibalistic. I would remove her from the flock, rinse out her wounds with saline solution and them apply Neosporin (NO cain). You will want to keep check for infection and protect her away from flies.
    If they lay eggs in her wound, the resulting maggots will be much worse to deal with.

    For other opinions you may want to post photos & details at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread.

    Has she been laying yet? I'm thinking sometimes a hen will have prolapse and the other birds will attack and pull it out farther - killing her.
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    I hope your hen is able to heal.
     

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