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Hello,

 

We have 9 hens and 1 rooster.  Our roo, Elvis, has been aggressive with the hens - mounting them.  I understand this is pretty normal behavior for a young rooster.

 

Yesterday one of our hens had a 2" diameter bald spot near her vent and also on her neck area.  The hen lets me pick her up and seems to be eating/drinking - but prefers to stay in the coop.  Normally she is out free ranging with the other girls.

 

There seems to be a raised bump area on her hind end that isn't normal - wondering about giving her antibiotics and how much to give.  Both hen and rooster are about 11 months old. 

 

Any advice?

Thank you!!

Pam

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:welcome  Are you certain that the 'raised bump' is not her oil gland? 

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A neighbor thinks it's her oil gland that's raised.  I'm not sure.  I isolated her from the others and saw no green poop (sign of infection). We love or hen - but are trying to avoid a vet bill right now.

 

Thanks,

Pam

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