Chicken hard spot on butt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lisa R J, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Lisa R J

    Lisa R J New Egg

    Feb 27, 2017
    I have a hen, not eating or drinking, & not real active. She has a hard spot above her vent. That area looks kind of red and irritated. I'm soaking her in the tub w/ warm water & salt. The other chickens were pecking her a lot, not usual behavior. Any ideas how I can help her?
  2. GypsyPoultry

    GypsyPoultry New Egg

    Jan 21, 2016
    Collinsville, OK
    Does it feel hard externally (like skin) or more internal. ...keeping her isolated if there is pecking is a great first step.
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Hi[​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    Can you post some photos?

    As suggested by @GypsyPoultry separating her so she isn't picked on is a good idea. This will also allow you to monitor her behavior, foot/water intake and general well being.

    If you have vet care available that would be best.

    There can be so many things that go wrong with chickens, it's hard to know. Keep her hydrated and offer her some hard boiled egg or tuna in addition to her normal feed.

    Feel her abdomen to see if it feels swollen and check her crop to see how that feels as well.

    Let us know how she is doing.

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