- Sep 30, 2008
I have a job that keeps me away 14 days at a time. My wife and children take care of the assortment of chickens that we raise. Included I had 2 Leghorns. While I was away, one of them died. I noticed shortly after returning home that the other Leghorn continually came under attack from the rest of the gang. At closer examination I notice a couple of sores on the chickens comb. I think this was caused due to their mating ritual. In any case, is there a sure fire cure or something to do to keep to others from attacking this one? I do believe this is what happened to the before mentioned chicken that died while I was away. At this time, I am having to keep the Leghorn hen seperated from the rest. Is this the only cure all? If so, can I reintroduce the Leghorn to the gang once the sores have healed? It may sound funny, but I had even thought about painting or dying the comb to try and hide the sores. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.