Separation from Flock?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CoopintheWoods, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. CoopintheWoods

    CoopintheWoods Chirping

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    One of my hens has a small injury near her tail, and she must be separated from the flock. I normally house the injured chicken in a fairly large dog crate in an unused bathroom (I let the bird outside to exercise), but the only bird who was previously hurt never got lonely, because she was very friendly with me. This bird, however does not like my company, Would it be better for the hen if the crate was placed in the coop and not completely separate from the flock?
     

  2. Buy Blu-kote spray........Treat the Bird and it never is wise to totally remove Birds from a flock...It causes a real hard time to reintroduce once healed....Spray her and release...If they continue to peck her, place her in a crate till healed in the coop......


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  3. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    I'd still separate her,and with blu Kote,it isn't always effective.
     
  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    Some chickens will not challenge her and some will,more then likely. If she is still present they probably will not have any reaction once let back into the pen.
     
  5. Hmmmm? Not sure but it has always worked with our Birds for over 30 years......





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  6. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    It usually is effective but I've tried it and one of our hens still was pecked in the spot.
     
  7. k.......
     

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