When to Return Injured Birds to Coop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mylilchix, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    I have 2 CRx that were pecked badly by my laying hens. They've been in the house for the last 2 weeks to helps them heal. I'm wondering when I should return them to the rest of their flock (seperated from my layers of course)? Their wounds have scabbed over very nicely, and their feathers are growing back.

  2. Be very careful. Even though the hen may have healed, the spot on her is still enough, even a small healing wound to start the pecking again. I speak from experience. I had a NICE hen that was pecked and isolated her until the wound healed. Yet the area was still a noticable healing wound. I put her back in the flock and the next morning she was literally pecked to death.
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