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Chicken with injury plus feather issues

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mommasachs, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. mommasachs

    mommasachs Just Hatched

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    I have 4 chickens. I have one that for the last few months has looked horrible. (Compared to the rest) She seems to be the smarter of the 4 and tends to do her own thing surprising the other 3 they often looked shocked and belwildered by her antics. I have never noticed the other 3 picking on her or pulling her feathers or messing with her (she is tough, she'll chase the dog down)
    Anyways... regarding her lack of beautiful feathers I wondered if she was molting but than it never got any better... I wondered if it was mites but the other hens all look great. I have noticed an extreme love of dusting, more so than the other girls. Yesterday I noticed a hole in her side. Now I am really at a loss. She is one of my favorite girls and I really don't know what to do. I have pictures. Any suggestions on the lack of beautiful feathers and the cause of the sore?

    Also, how do I tend the sore... she is going to fill it with dirt the moment I let her out of her coop.

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  2. mommasachs

    mommasachs Just Hatched

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    Well maybe she is not as tough as I thought... I just saw the another hen pecking at her sore spot... so I guess I'll seperate them until she heals. Put some Blu Kote on the wound and hoping it heals quickly.

    Still looking for any idea on why her feathers look so bad or what might have caused the wound. THANKS!
     

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