How to Help a Pecked Chicken with a Wound

Chickens sometimes pick on the weak one of the pack, sometimes they pick on a chicken because it is sick. But if you want to save this chicken the best you can, so here is what you can do.


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    Get the chicken out of the coop where it is being attacked by the other chickens. You need to act quickly because the chickens will keep pecking.
  2. 2
    Tend to the chicken's wounds. Flush out the wound with water. If it is not a deep wound, you can use hydrogen peroxide but it is risky.[citation needed] Make sure to risk the hydrogen peroxide off after disinfecting, as it can eat at the skin, setting back healing. Apply an ointment (or drop of honey) to accelerate healing.
    • Clean the wound out once a day.
  3. 3
    Find a new space to house the pecked chicken. The chicken can never go back with any of the chickens that were pecking it. The chicken will have been "marked" and in the order of its former coop-mates, it will be on the bottom and liable to being pecked again. Time doesn't help either––if it's gone from the other chickens for a while, they won't remember it and will pick on it more as a "newbie". Thus, get it a new coop and make sure it is very clean because the cut might be infected. Also choose a place that flies can't get into because they may further infect the wound.
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    Keep an eye over the chicken's healing process for a few weeks. Ensure that it cannot access the other chickens, or vice versa. When the chicken has healed, make a run for it of its own.


  • If you like, you can take the chicken to an animal hospital that takes poultry.
  • You can go to the animal feed and supplies store and get a spray called Blue Coat. It's called Blue Coat because it is blue and it coats over the cut. Its like spray paint and it will stop the wound from getting infected and heal it. Spray it on twice a day.

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