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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 7 Years

    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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