What's wrong with my hen?


Jun 7, 2017
1) What type of bird , age and weight.
Barred Rock, 12-13 weeks, average weight.
2) What is the behavior
Normal behavior
3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
Just noticed, but probably three days
4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
It's possible trauma, not sure. Picture beloe
6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
Nothing that I know of
7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
Dumor starter/grower, just transferred over to grower/finisher
8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
None yet. Help?
10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
Whatever I need to do
11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.

12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
Medium sized coop for 10 to 12 chickens, straw bedding


Spring Dreaming
BYC Staff
Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Jul 16, 2015
Looks like it got it's comb caught on something, or another chicken was pecking her. It looks to be healing up okay. I wouldn't do anything unless it starts to bleed or the other chickens start pecking it.

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