What caused this injury? Is this fighting?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by notiones, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. notiones

    notiones Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me what caused this injury? The hen seems quite spunky and in good health so my first thought was either the rooster or there's been some fighting. My chickens are spoiled rotten so I am not sure why they would be pecking at each other so bad. There is one other hen starting to show the same injury. Advice, please.

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    could be molting or the roo over riding the hen. or you have a feather picker
     
  3. notiones

    notiones Out Of The Brooder

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    After speaking to some folks locally, I believe the rooster started it with his spurs, but then the other hens started pecking at it. My solution was to buy some wound spray and add oregano oil to it before spraying it on the hen. I guess we'll see how this works.
     

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