- Sep 9, 2014
Hello, I'm new on BYC! And have a huge question. I have many birds and a week ago one of my black runners went missing aka Marvin and he hasn't come back. This past weekend I had friends over and counted everyone in the coop. well the next morning we went out and one of the hens was just standing there. We thought she just got out of the fence but it turned out we had missed counted and she had been attacked. All her tail feathers were gone and her back is torn up. Last night I went out at 7 and she was gone we looked and looked couldn't find her. Then we where going to my brothers boy scout meeting and there she was just standing and she had a scratch on her head and her comb is a little messed up. so hear comes my question, how do I take care of her? how do I clean her cuts? How do I keep her from leaving? Would it be cruel to leave her in a cage until I got home? Would it be ok if I had my dad build a pen for her? I'm sorry for the length but this is the first time I've had a chicken or bird hurt. so please answer ill take any advice! also she's sassy she pecks and will nit give any human chickens and especially ducks! and do chickens have bones in their combs?