In the Brooder
- Sep 20, 2011
TamTam84 posted a pic a couple of weeks ago of her hens back with a wound just like my hen's. NOW another one has one. I am losing my mind here. I have blue-kote to spray on them, I have read a number of things people do. I am going to file the rooster's nails today but should I keep him in a cage until they heal? I feel like he will keep messing their wounds up from healing. They also have home made saddles but I notice they don't go down the sides where they are getting the wounds. I would love to find a link from here I saw someone talking about...a no sew fleece saddle that sounded like it covered more. I made mine from jeans. If anyone has that link...I cannot seem to find or search the right things for it. I need a pattern and advice on what to use to heal them with the best? Should I wrap the areas with gauze or leave it open? Also, should I keep him at bay and for how long? He is pretty upset right now since I have them free ranging and him in the coop. I almost cried when I saw the other hen hurt. I am worried about infection.