Are these injuries unusual?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lengel, May 1, 2008.

  1. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought eight hens that were described as "older" from a local farm and posted a long story about them in the behavior forum. These are the injuries they showed up with. Any suggestions on what, if any, I need to do for them?

    Here are the pics of my new chickens.

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    The neck and head photos are typical of almost all of them. Only the one has the bare belly. It's not nearly as red as it was when we got her.
     
  2. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens looked similar when I got them. I think, just my opinion, they were not cared for especially well (mine). They did NOT want to be near people at all. They look much better now, and fatter, lol!
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    first hen looks like it was recently broody and the rest look like they are beginning to molt or possibly lice /mites
     
  4. Flyman39

    Flyman39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Inadequate diet form the whole general apperance, and as dlhunicorn said maybe beginning to molt. The middle picture looks like the result of too much rooster time. Check for lice & ,mites also.
     
  5. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like moulting to me
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Malnutrition and pecking...the bare bellied one might have been going broody...

    Obelisk used to go after Penny's neck feathers..she never went after the front neck feathers though...more of the back ones.
     
  7. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I'm not seeing lice or mites so I'll take a wait and see. They've already gained significant weight so hopefully they'll start looking better soon. I have to say that they're really nice to each other as a group and no one is being excluded from the coop so I have high hopes.
     
  8. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Lovebug looked like that when I got her back in Oct.. She had a bald butt, neck and a bald spot on the top of her head. She wasn't the prettiest thing. All her feathers grew back, except the bald spot on the top of her head.

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    Here's Lovebug now
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  9. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh very nice Chickaroo. Ours look just like that. I feel the need to tell people that we didn't do that to our hens.
     

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