Help all I see is skin...!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicky gal1, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. chicky gal1

    chicky gal1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up my BR hen and noticed on her chest, perfect center for about 6 inches down.... There are no feathers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's about an inch wide! All I can see is reddish purple skin, no blood though. she hasn't laid eggs since the Fall and is about 2 1/2 years old. I never noticed this until just recently, should I be concerned??
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Can you share a pic with us?
     
  3. chicky gal1

    chicky gal1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a pic of her belly! What is it?
     
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    Huh... I would like to know what it is also.
     
  5. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would check for signs of mites, or possibly she is just starting a patchy molt
     
  6. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say broody or she has been sleeping on plyboard.
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Looks like a "broody patch" to me...
     
  8. chicky gal1

    chicky gal1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She hasn't laid since last fall. can she be broody that long? she sleeps in a next box with pine shavings. doesn't seem to bother her, but I don't see any mites.. where do I look for them? and what do they look like?
     
  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    they look like sand or pepper granules crawling around. They are very miniscule and if you dont know what you are looking for you wont see them. Especially on a dark colored bird.
     
  10. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    look under wings close to skin. Sometimes easier to see at nite with a flash light.
     

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