Back injury on chicken 🐓

Chiknoodle

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So, yesterday evening my youngest barred rock hen, Hazel, had this weird place on her back. It was a hole with brown stuff in it. I do know that she is going broody. Is it from my roo? Is this something I should be worried about?:hide
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Looks like it may have started with roo and multiple services made it worse. Dust bathing will fill it with stuff. I'd gently wash it out and add some bluecote...keep them separatefor a while....pen him if only a few hens...let them have a rest. May want to check his spurs for a trim.
 

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So, yesterday evening my youngest barred rock hen, Hazel, had this weird place on her back. It was a hole with brown stuff in it. I do know that she is going broody. Is it from my roo? Is this something I should be worried about?:hideView attachment 87404
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Clean the wound, use generous amounts of antiseptic, bring her in and give her the quietest, least stressful environment you can. Food, water. If she becomes stressed, try bringing in another hen with her. Monitor her for a few days for healing. Hope for the best.
 

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Her wound is healing. She is not doing the best tho. She got her toe stuck in the door the other day. Tow nail and bottom of foot half off.
 

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@Chiknoodle - have you posted on BackYard Chickens yet about this? They may be able to help give you some further advice and input
 

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