green patch of skin on chicken,what could it be?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by havoc hen, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. havoc hen

    havoc hen New Egg

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    Recently taken on some more ex batts and I've noticed one has a green patch of skin on one wing,you can see it clearly as she has very few feathers it's not puffy or smelly but is a definate green colour which can be seen both at the top and from underneath.She seems fine in herself eating,drinking,pooing laying most days and generally spritely and perkey any ideas what it could be?
     
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Gangrene? Staph?

    Might be neither, so why don't you post a pic and we'll take a look?
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Gangrene is usually black, and staph yellowish gold. Green is typical of Pseudomonas, but it is smelly. Don't get your nose too close, though!

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    A little diluted Betadine will disinfect most any infection, if it is an infection, anyway.

    Good luck.
     
  4. bluie

    bluie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be a bruise?
     
  5. havoc hen

    havoc hen New Egg

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    Hopefully !! this is a picture of her wing as you can see she came from the battery farm in a right state! after another inspection whilst taking the pictures we now think it is probably a bruise as it seems to be coming out more, she does seem to have a few tumbles as whenever she tries to fly up anywhere she often doesn't make it and crashes back to earth, but having said that any other opinions would be greatfully recieved, thanks.
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  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Good idea, bluie, I didn't think of that, and it makes sense. Looks like her feathers are such a mess they would interfere with flying. At least green bruises are already resolving, in people, anyway.
     
  7. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Good info in here! Thanks ddawn and bluie. OP, please let us know how your poor hen does.
     
  8. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    havoc hen,
    You're wonderful for taking in these poor hens.
    I hope it is just a bruise.

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  9. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
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    Quote:I second that. [​IMG]
     
  10. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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    there is such a thing as 'green meat'. it usually occurs where there has been an injury and the area 'dies' would be the easiest description.

    it is not overly common, but not atypical to occur.
     

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