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Can anyone tell me what might be wrong with this hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by doodledoo, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. doodledoo

    doodledoo Songster

    Feb 29, 2008
    Cartersville, GA
    I went to buy some hens today and they were pitiful. I could not leave them in the condition that they were in so I bought them all. All of them have had there feathers severely picked off but this ones back side looks alot worse than the others. The others are not so red nor are they so big and droopy. Any ideas as to what might be wrong with her or what I might could do for her?



  2. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Oh!! That looks so sore :|
  3. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Songster

    Sep 16, 2008
    I would separate her from the other chickens. Just to avoid anymore plucking. She looks sore & sunburned, maybe a little bloody too. one of our barred rock hens had burned 'elbows' for a while from plucking. I'm not sure about the droopyness, sorry.
  4. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

    Quote:I think you already did so much for them all by purchasing them and giving them a better home than wherever they came from!!! Poor girls, thats terrible to let that happen to an animal.
  5. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    That look really painfull. Hope she gets better
  6. The poor thing got pecked to this point ? Wow, that would be what I would think happened. looks like they were all put in a very close enviroment and this one was the one that took the brunt of the frunstraion of the rest.
  7. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Dothan, AL
    Seperate her from the others for a while. Chickens naturally peck at anything red, hence the red feeders and waterers.

  8. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    Oh poor girl. I would remove her from the rest of the chickens. I would also try putting olive oil on her bum. It looks very pain full.
  9. conroy

    conroy Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Oh my goodness, she looks in pain. How many chickens was she with? Our Br's and Australorps were with a large number and were missing some feathers but nothing like that. Poor thing, thank goodness you were there to rescue her. [​IMG]
  10. RoxyOtis

    RoxyOtis Songster

    Aug 28, 2008
    Modesto, CA
    OH poor girl! I don't know what you could do for her except seperated her. I am so glad you bought her, at least she has a family that lovees her now! I will keep my [​IMG] for her recovery!

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