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Chicken's bald bum :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Campbell95, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Campbell95

    Campbell95 New Egg

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    Hi everyone i'm new to this thread [​IMG]
    When I went to let the chickens out this morning I noticed one of my hens (who we've had for about 3 years) had a really bald bum and it looked really red and sore! [​IMG] (i've attached a photo)
    We brought her in the house and washed he bum in hibiscrub and warm water and then put some cream on it and also put some vaseline up he bum.
    She hasn't layed for a few days but we've had some new chicks for a few months and one of them turned out to be a cockeral.
    Could it be stress or mites? any ideas what it could be and what to to? she's currently enjoying her self being in the warmth of the bathroom [​IMG]


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  2. iLoveAllChickys

    iLoveAllChickys Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, sorry to hear about this,
    if you have some Tissue Oil or Bio oil try and put that on and always keep the area moisturised [​IMG]
    Hope this helps
     
  3. Sweetly Silkies

    Sweetly Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is that photo from after the wash or before?
    I would also wash her. Give her a nice warm bath to get any bugs off, dry her FULLY before putting wood ash on her (if you have any) or diamatious earth to get more bugs off. then put tissue r boi oil on her like ilove all chickies said, good luck!!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - wash and dry.
     
  5. Campbell95

    Campbell95 New Egg

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    Thankyou everyone for all your suggestions [​IMG]
    The picture was taken after we'd washed her [​IMG]
    We took her too the vets the other day to get her checked out and she had egg peritonitis, the vet gave her a steroid injection and said she'll be okay for a while and she was swollen because of the fluid but it couldn't be drained out.
    We put her back out with the others as normal and she still seems her happy usual self eating and drinking [​IMG]
     
  6. iLoveAllChickys

    iLoveAllChickys Out Of The Brooder

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    That's very good to hear [​IMG]
    Hope it all goes well !
     

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