3 of my Plymouth Rock hens have swollen buts and sores aroun vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by karstenwhyte, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. karstenwhyte

    karstenwhyte Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens have swollen buts and red round sores around there vent. They have no feathers on there buts or belly. I am reall worried should I put them in my isolation area?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Watch them for feather picking which can lead to cannibalism. Too little protein in the diet, over crowding, boredom, and not getting out to free range may be a cause. Give at least 16% layer feed, and you can supplement with 24% game bird feed to increase the protein. Each chicken needs about 4 square feet of room in the coop, but they need to get out to roam. Watch for any bullies, and separate them. Blukote, Nustock cream, and anti peck lotions can help with red areas.
     
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