When to reintroduce chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kybuttercup, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. kybuttercup

    kybuttercup Hatching

    Sep 10, 2012
    We had a chicken that was attacked about four days ago. She lost a softball size amount of feathers on her back and has several wounds ranging from dime sized to half-dollar sized on the bare skin. We immediately isolated her and she is doing surprisingly well. She is eating and drinking and walking around chatting with anyone who will listen. She even laid an egg today! Her back is scabbed over and showing no signs of infection. My question is how long should we keep her isolated? We have 8 other hens that free range during the day and we close them up at night.
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    You could try it now, cautiously, if there is no red showing. I don't know whether they will attack the scabs or not. Also, there is the problem of flies. Perhaps some of that stuff they sell for horses would be good (Scat? something like that.)
  3. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

    Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon City, OR
    My Coop
    MO is keep isolated until scabs are gone, just to be safe.

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