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  1. #1
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    Default My chicken was attacked...

    ...by the rest of the flock. :'(

    Founder her lying on the ground, bloody and out of it. Took her to the vet and she is now cleaned up, on antibiotics and on "house arrest". She's eating, and much perkier than yesterday. Question...how long can we not eat her eggs after she finishes her antibiotics?

    My poor hen.
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    While I'd definitely check with your vet, all of the over-the-counter meds I've used for chickens advise a minimum of 14 days after complete cessation of the medication (or wormer) before you can safely eat the eggs of treated chickens. But again - I'd double-check with your vet.



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    Depends on what antibiotic she's on. You can find out here: http://www.farad.org/WDCalc/



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    Please don't put her right back with her flock...IME...they will kill her!!! Chickens are not always nice citizens!!
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    Wow, sorry to her about your poor chicken. Dont know about the hold time on the eggs. And yes there is a chance they will kill her. Good luck and hugs.



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    I was thinking around the two week mark, but not sure. I would also not put her back out with that flock as she will most likely be pecked to death. Anyway, glad she's okay.
    I LOVE my Chickens!



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    Agree with everyone...I'd wait 2-4 weeks...but I'm just a tad on the nervous side



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    When she's healed enough to go back out, is there any way you can separate her from the Mean Girls?

    I used a cobbled-together chickenwire pen to separate my chicks form the hens until I was sure they could be out together.

    Like crosscreeksh said, they are not always nice to each other.
    But you could gauge how accepting the rest of the flock might be if they can see, but not touch the picked-on hen.
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    She's on Baytril and the vet said she would look it up. She's definitely NOT going back with them. Another hen was attacked a few months ago so I went to petco and bought a cheep little coop for about 2-4 birds. The plan was to put the two "attacked" birds together in the small coop. That is of course, assuming I can adjust her to life outside my house.
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    I am sure she will adjust. We had one that spent the winter in the house, and spring hit and she couldnt wait to go back out. It was harder on me than her by far. I just worry so, about my little babes. That and I rather liked having a chicken in the house.


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