a strange wet spot on my hens' back

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jubalee555, May 26, 2011.

  1. jubalee555

    jubalee555 New Egg

    May 26, 2011
    Hi, first time on,(I hope I'm doing this right!), I have an 8 month old cochin hen that acted sick ( tail down, standing in the corner), so I removed her from the others. She has been in solitary confinement for maybe a week, seems better, tail up a little more, interested in eating, although appetite still not normal. Her comb was very pale, but color is getting better, it is now pink. Today, I noticed a wet spot on her back- her lower back close to the tail. I spread apart her feathers to see if she has a rash or injury & saw a tiny transparent worm crawling around. What is going on? What is this & how can I treat it? Does she have a disease that is contagious? ( I wondered if the wet spot was blood, but it's not)
  2. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Wow- I have no idea what that is. Hopefully, someone else will chime in. Welcome to BYC!
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    It sounds like she has a festered sore somewhere on her and perhaps it's a maggot you saw. You really need to give her a thorough inspection under those feathers all over her body and find out what is going on and treat accordingly.
  4. ellie-x-x-x

    ellie-x-x-x Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2011
    was it actually wet or just looked wet? might be mites...

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