Open Wounds on my Hen?!?! help please!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Donut Chickie, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Donut Chickie

    Donut Chickie In the Brooder

    Dec 11, 2012
    Please I need answers my hen is the most precious thing I own and we have gone through alot together. My Ameraucana hen her name is Donut, who is 4years old is getting open wounds around her eyes and scabs on her comb. She is with one other hen but Donut is the dominant one and I know for a fact my other hen is not the one attacking her. Donut no longer produces eggs. She has been getting open wounds around the eyes and on her comb, her comb is starting to turn a white pale color, and I do not know what could be wrong or what I need to do to help her. If anyone could please help me figure out what to do or how to solve it, it would be greatly appreciated. Please Donut is my baby I can't lose her.
  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Crowing

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California
    It is difficult to know what you're dealing with by the description. Open wounds around the eyes? Is it possible for you to post a picture of the eyes and comb?
  3. ten chicks

    ten chicks Songster

    May 9, 2013
    First,clean sores and apply an antibiotic ointment(nothing ending in 'caine/cane"toxic to chickens,it is possible they are some kind of bug bite. Pale comb can mean a few things,it is possible she is becoming anemic from some kind of parasite,check her for lice/mites/worms. For lice/mites look under wings,around base of tail feathers and around vent area,you may have to look at night in coop,use a flashlight and look on walls/roosts/nest boxes.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2013

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