feathers and eye, please help (now with pics)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by motorboy, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. motorboy

    motorboy In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2008
    River Falls, WI
    My feather-footed pullet that should be laying any day now is not looking too hot. She has a patch of missing feathers on her back and her wingpits. The skin doesn’t look too good of her back, it’s vey red. Also, one of her eyes is very crusty. I tried to look for mites or something, but didn’t see any. I only have one other bird (a light Brahmas) and she is fine, I did see her peck the other birds bald spot once, but she is not the type to pick on anyone, also I saw the balding one pick on the spot herself once too. She has energy, but sleeps a little more than usual and eats good.

    What is wrong with her eye?
    Could it be molting, I don’t know what that looks like, is the skin supposed to be gross?
    Can I treat the affected skin with anything?


    the pic below shows a bald spot under her wing and on her back
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    Don't know, but this will bump you up.
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    You could try cleaning the eye up and then putting in some Terramycin eye ointment. I'm sorry I can't be of more help.

    Edited to say you might want to put some triple antibiotic on her back or maybe some blu-kote.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  4. Skip

    Skip Songster

    I am NOT an expert, but it might be allergies.
  5. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Songster

    Apr 16, 2008
    Southern Iowa
    A few of my birds got fowl pox and had some bumps around the eyes, but they went away. Pox usually doesn't affect the feathered areas though. Maybe she has a particularly bad case of pox. They say it is spread by mosquitos and will spread slowly through your flock, but they usually recover. She's definitely not molting.

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