What to do with a bare back on an EE?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicken_angler, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    I bought her from a friend in the summer and her back was already pecked from his 10 roosters.


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    What can I do to help it heal?
     
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  2. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Is there some sort of med. I can put on it? I will look when I go to the feed store later today.
     
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    a skirt will help,, so the roo isnt so hard on her,,,,, and for my bare backs,, i had 1 BAD one,, i gave her medicated chickstart,, in 3 weeks she was fully feathered. ,, or it may have been 2 weeks,, i aint good on time [​IMG]
     
  4. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    My rooster isnt pecking her. It was her previous owner's roosters that pecked her.
     
  5. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    what else can i put on it?
    Will she be alright through winter?
    thanx!
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    No apparent infection so I'd just leave her alone. Feathers will grow back normally.
    Are you sure you don't have to WRITE out the math problems? [​IMG]
     
  8. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    I put a saddle on mine...After the initial shock of something hanging around on her back she is fine with it. She was so mad at me at first though
     
  9. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Yup! i dont have to write out the problems in math class. I am always the one with the first answer.

    I hope she will be fine.
     
  10. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    This is quite common and as long as there is no infection and she isn't being picked on or being give "too much attention" by your roo [​IMG] she should heel just fine and the feathers will grow back in their own good time. If it looks raw you can put a thin layer of neosporin on it to help it heal more quickly if you just feel you have to.
     

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