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RI White, missing abdominal feathers, red smelly skin

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Looking for help solving this one.
Our Rhode Island White has been missing the feathers on her abdomen for about a month.
-Skin is red and smells
-Not responding to antibiotics after 1.5 weeks
-Bathing / ointments do not seem to help
-She still lays every day and behavior is normal
-No sign of mites, all other chickens in flock are fine

Here's a photo. Anybody have some good ideas for us?
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What types of food/treats do you feed?

Do you have any photos of your coop/run?

Can you post a picture of her vent?

What type of bedding do you use?

Where does she sleep - roosting bar, nesting box, in bedding on the floor?

Could be breast blister or some type of fungal/bacterial infection like vent gleet.

 

http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/12/vent-gleet-prevention-and-treatment-html/
http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2013/09/vent-gleet-symptoms-causes-and-natural.html

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/40/breast-blister/

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