|Photo showing (black, crusty) nasal discharge and the sore, red area next to her |
comb where another hen has pecked her.
|Closeup of peck injury near comb on the lefthand side of the hen's head. |
Swollen, sore and hot to the touch.
Today, the hen seems a little brighter and she laid an egg this morning which is generally a good sign. Her appetite is still good and she seems to enjoy the taste of the water with vitamins added. I will clean her wound again this afternoon, and see how she goes over the next few days. She is still coughing, so not completely out of the woods, yet. I am confident she will make a full recovery though.
|Photo taken this afternoon showing reduction of swelling around the peck|
injury and cleaner nostrils.