Spur Marks on Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicken19, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. chicken19

    chicken19 Songster

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    I have a new hen with really bad wounds from a rooster spurring her while mating.
    Should I treat them?
    They're just a large scab under her wings and she or the other hens don't pick at it.
    Thanks,
    Chick
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Crowing

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    If they are not infected and are scabbed over leave them alone. As long as the other chickens do not bother them there is nothing to worry about.
    If it is infected try some neosporin, without pain medication, or wound care cream from your feed store. If the other chickens peck at her you will need to seperate her until healed. The feed store does carry a wound cream that colors the scab blue so chicken will leave alone.
     
  3. chicken19

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    Thank you.
     
  4. pfields

    pfields Songster

    Can you trim the rooster's spurs?
     
  5. chicken19

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    It's not from my rooster. I don't have one. I just bought the hen from a breeder and she came with them.
     
  6. pfields

    pfields Songster

    I see, that's good then, she's not going to be spurred again.
     

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