Chicken Butt all red and swollen?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CinnamonQueen12, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. CinnamonQueen12

    CinnamonQueen12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2011
    My RIR has a very red, swollen butt. She has plucked all of the feathers away from that area, and when our 2 roosters try to mount her, she runs away, something that is not normal for her. I think her hiney is sore. What could be causing this?

    I don't know if this is important, but several weeks ago, she had a large mass of poop feathers stuck to her butt. We cut it off but left some feathers. She plucked whatever we left.
  2. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Does she have mites of lice?
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I would check her for bugs.

    Chicken skin that is exposed to the elements turns bright red. It looks painfully red and irritated, but it is not. That is perfectly normal coloration when the skin is unfeathered. You trimmed her feathers off and then someone plucked out the quills- maybe her, but likely one of her coop mates and probably while they were roosting. This is not a bad thing because she would not regrow her feathers until the remnants had been removed. The plucking will enable the new feathers to come in sooner than they may if that had not been done.

    The swelling...looks like a baseball attached to her backside, right? Perfectly normal. That's what an unfeathered chicken butt looks like. Nothing to worry about.

    I hope this helps. Good luck.
  4. simone jone

    simone jone Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 21, 2012
    North ga. in jasper
    Hi there. did u guys find out why the chickens butt was bold. my girl is the same way. and she just happens to be the oldest mate. i feel bad for her .i dont no what to do. she has loved her mate and he had had a time of her.fur gone all most around her neck and shes a frizzle.somone times i allso see poo not hard not soft. any help i would take .new.

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