feathers and eye, please help (now with pics)

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

  1. motorboy

    motorboy Out Of The Brooder

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    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?



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

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know, but this will bump you up.
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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