Can someone tell me what is wrong with this hen (Pic)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by boxwoman, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. boxwoman

    boxwoman Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a almost 2 year old hen -- she is acting normally -- not sure if she is laying since I have 7 others. I just discovered this today. None of my other have anything wrong. Any advice?

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  2. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kootenays of BC!
    Looks to me like another chicken has been pecking at her. Is it just bald red skin? Have you checked for any weird skin bugs?
     
  3. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you find feathers in the nesting boxes? I have a couple layers who like to pluck out their own belly feathers when they lay.
     
  4. boxwoman

    boxwoman Out Of The Brooder

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    No feathers in the nest box. Do you think she is just getting picked on by one of the others?
     

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