When to let an injured hen rejoin the flock? - wound pictures

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sebTucson, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. sebTucson

    sebTucson In the Brooder

    Jan 30, 2015
    If you have been following Chick Noris' progress, I think things are going well. Two questions: 1- Does this wound seem to be healing well? Im not familiar with how chickens with black skin heal up. Its a bit gunky from the antibiotic ointment- there is no actual discharge. 2- Do you think its safe to put her back in with the flock at this level of healing? I'll keep up with the antibiotic ointment twice a day, but she's getting really pissy about being separated.
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Crowing

    Mar 7, 2011
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Hello there,
    I'm not familiar with black skinned chickens either, but if the wound looks good, no discharge or leakage, I think it's probably safe to assume all is going well.
    As for integration - if you can spend time watching the first reactions with her sisters, I say give it a go. If they start picking at her, put her back in solitary immediately. Good luck, let us know how it goes, [​IMG]

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