What's wrong with my chickens face?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Spyderk117, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!
    So today my sister found one of my Mom's hens with a injury on her face or ear, not sure? I think one of the roosters did it.
    Here are a few pics.
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    @Alexandra33 Would you know what's wrong?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    You answered your own question I think...Randy Rooster....Not much you can do other than take her out or remove the Rooster?
     
  3. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think so too.[​IMG] Any idea on to help it heal?
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    If you plan to leave her out in the run or what ever? By Blu-kote spray so the other birds do not peck the red bloody area...Chickens love red/blood...Why feeders and waterers are usually red to attract them to eat or drink...
     
  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ugh, that looks like it hurts! [​IMG] Poor girl. I wouldn't automatically blame the roos, to be honest, since other hens can be equally as brutal. [​IMG] In fact, our cockerels get chucks of wattle and comb ripped out on a regular basis.....just because the girls hate them! [​IMG]

    I agree it would be best to use a little Blue Kote (if you have some) to cover up that area, and maybe disinfect with Vetericyn first? Hope she heals up soon!

    ~Alex
     
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  6. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thank you!
    Yes it does look pretty bad! Oh, poor guys! I do not have Blue Kote right now, but I can buy some.
    Thanks you!
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    You can also use use blue icing dye in a pinch....Until you can go buy the blu-kote spray....
     
  8. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks!
     

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