What to do about cuts or scratches on my pullets??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gojichicken, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Gojichicken

    Gojichicken Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 20, 2017
    Rio Communities, NM
    Hello all, today I checked my chickens and on their legs some have peck marks or scratches where it looks like the skin was pulled off, what do I need to do? On one of my pullets it looks like her feathers were pulled out on her face and that looks sore too, what should I do as well?? I'm new to raising chickens and a little worried.
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Can you post some clear photos of the legs, face and your coop/run setup?

    How many chickens do you have?
    How old are they?
    What size coop and run do you have?
    What type of food/treats do you feed?

    Pecking of the legs, face and feathers can be a sign of boredom, nutritional deficiency (not enough protein) and lack of space (overcrowding).

    For general wound care, gently clean/flush affected areas with saline, diluted betadine or warm soapy water. Apply some Vetericyn or triple antibiotic ointment.

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