Chicken with feathers missing!! Help Please!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kathnkyle, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. kathnkyle

    kathnkyle Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chicken that is 26 weeks and the last few days she has been unwell and i noticed yesterday that all round her bum and some of her back her feathers are missing and she has a few small red marks on her skin!! she seems to be eating ok but i think she may have the runs as there is soft watery poos in the run but she does share it with 3 others!!
    Does anyone have any ideas what it could be and what i should do to help her!!!
    Many Thanks
    kath x
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2008
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Separate her if you can. That way you can tell whether or not the runny poo is hers or not. Plus, if the others sense something is wrong with her they may peck at her.

    Does she appear to be straining/squating like she maybe egg bound?
     
  3. kathnkyle

    kathnkyle Out Of The Brooder

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    She seems ok really other than that altho im only getting 3 eggs a day rather than the usual 4 (1 from each chicken) so I wonder if its her not laying!!!
     

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