Any idea what this could be or causing it! I'm puzzled. (pic)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Theapplechicks, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chrystal has been like this now for months! We have treated her for bugs (seven dust) and we've scrubbed the cage and treated it but she free ranges during the day. I've watched to see if any other chickens are bugging her but she's actually "miss attitude" and if anyone is being mean, it's gonna be her. She has one friend that she hangs w/ all day and that hen is perfectly fine. She is the only one we have that is doing this. Not only is her neck bald all round but a small area of her chest is like this too. I have no clue what's causing it and not sure what to do??? [​IMG]
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  2. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bumping up to try to get a reply....
     
  3. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not molting, is she...?
     
  4. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    finally a response! lol! I don't know. I've never had one do this before and like I said it's gone on for a few months now? She's about 3-4yr old. She seams healthy otherwise.
     
  5. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    If she is miss attitude like you said, she may be doing it to her self. What is the protein content of her feed. She may need more than the others seeing how she is 3-4 yrs old and may not metabolize her food as well anymore. That is just my 2 cents. [​IMG] Anyone have any other ideas.
     
  6. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most likely a bad molt if there are no signs of bugs or picking. I would increase her protein intake to help wih new feather production.

    This is all I have to offer [​IMG]
     
  7. paperdragonfarm

    paperdragonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks kind of like the feather plucking you'll see in stressed parrots. I'm with the others, check her ration and see if that helps.
     
  8. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in my barnyard....ohio
    Iave bantam frizzle Cochins & all three of them look like that.
    I also have 2 that are not frizzle & an American game bantam
    In there with a roo & they all are normal feathered .. It's just my
    frizzle girls???? [​IMG]
     
  9. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

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    Quote:Great post. Get her a small bag of Gamebird or Showbird feed. Protein content is 24% for the most part.

    The go to the drug store and get a small bottle of Venetian Violet. It is a very small bottle in the antiseptic section. I know out here Walgreens has it for $2.99. It comes with a small wand in it to apply. It is the same as a product called Blu-Kote but you are getting the generic without the aerosol. Dab it on the area and if it is her she will leave it alone.

    Best of Luck
     
  10. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she can reach to pull out her own feathers that high on her neck? She does "prune" and scratch a lot, that's why I thought it was bugs at first. I'll have to check the feed bag. I use Dumor Layer pellets and occasional treats. What could I do to increase her protein? eggs? Peanut butter? or is there something to add to her feed?
     

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