how to help a wounded chicken

How to Help A Wounded Chicken [Video Tutorial]

Well, today was one of those days, and in this video I show you how to help a wounded chicken.


One of our neighbor’s dogs got loose and got one of our roosters. The chicken is doing well, but definitely needed some help.


He lost a LOT of feathers (no tail feathers left!) and had some bite wounds on his back.

In this video, I show you:


  • How to help a wounded chicken (demonstration on a real, live chicken)
  • My favorite recipe including oregano essential oil and coconut oil
  • Why a chicken saddle isn’t the best idea when a rooster looses his feathers
  • How to know when to isolate a wounded chicken



Links I discuss:

How to get started with doTERRA (oregano essential oil $24 wholesale)


I’d like to hear from you!

How do you help a wounded chicken? Would you try the oregano essential oil recipe in this video? Leave a comment below!

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Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of "Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock," and the creator of the online courses Feeding Your Hens Right, Healthy Coop Boot Camp, and The Homestead Advantage. Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside. So am I. Welcome to FrugalChicken. Whether you’re a seasoned homesteader, an urban farmer, or an apartment-dweller, I’m here to answer your questions, share my life with you, and learn from your experiences.

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