Chicken Drama- please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Meganita513, Jul 21, 2019.

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  1. AmyJane725

    AmyJane725 Crowing

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    Have you tried putting them in a separate pen w/o access to coop/nest boxes?
     
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  2. Wyorp Rock

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    Most of the damage looks like it's from mating and/or picking.
    That loss on the wings in the first photo --- that's from the rooster placing his feet there, it happens over time. Feathers get broken/worn - the shaft is usually intact in the skin so those won't be replaced until the next molt.

    2nd photo of the BR - same - back of the head - mating. Loss of feathers on the saddle - mating. The bare-ish bottom - could be from feather picking, she's also a little full-ish, could be fat which I've seen in some of my ladies or leading up to reproductive problems which is also common, I would just monitor her if she's acting fine.

    I would check them all for lice/mites - if you find any, treat with a Permethrin based poultry spray or dust.
    As for worms, collect some poop samples and have them tested - this way you know if they need to be treated or not. No need to worm them if not necessary (you won't have to throw out eggs either if they don't have worms:))
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  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Have you tried Broody Jail? Wire cage, pull out the tray & fit a 1x2 welded wire at the bottom, suspend it so air circulates around & under them. Place food & water in there, put the cage in the coop so they remain part of the flock. Takes about 3+ days depending how serious they are. Caught early 3 days work for the Wyandottes and BOs I've had to lock up.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Need pics of this if you find more.

    This one looks really 'fat' check her out, is belly squishy or hard...feel it and compare to other birds.
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    Yes....
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  5. Wyorp Rock

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    Yep:)
     
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