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 Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    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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