Last week, I had discovered a terrible injury underneath Dolly’s right wing. It was about the size of a 50 cent piece, and covered in pus. Immediately I sprang into action. I improvised a hen saver and purchased Vetericyn based upon many fellow chicken keepers’ advice.
Early each morning, I have been catching her in the coop, applying the Vetericyn, checking the position of the hen saver and letting her go about her day. This has been the routine for the past six days. Today, when I inspected her wound, the scab was hanging off. I gently removed the large hardened crusty piece only to reveal beautiful healthy skin and new pin feathers. Her need for the Vetericyn was done. She has made a full recovery. To prevent the other girls from picking at her new feathers, I will have her wear the hen saver until the feathers return completely.
The sense of community, love and support in our chicken community at large never ceases to amaze me. We are a diverse group from all over the world sharing and experiencing the joy that chickens bring into our lives. We feel so blessed and fortunate to be part of the chicken family at large. From Tilly, Dolly and the girls, we thank you from the very bottom of our hearts.This giveaway will end Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 11:59pm East Coast Time.