Help!Chickens picking feathers from chest and green "something" pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by finewhether, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. finewhether

    finewhether Hatching

    May 10, 2008
    I have 12 grown chickens (some buff orps, some light brahmas) in our chicken coop. Noticed that their chicken feathers were being plucked from some (not all) of their breasts and on some of their tushies. I realized that they were deficient in there food and have started taking measures on correcting that, but a couple of the hen have sores and a green patch that seems to be getting bigger on their breast. I am wondering if anyone has any idea what it could be and if there is anything I can do? I am new to the site.




  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    ouch!..i dont know how to help you..but..i hope someone sees this and chimes in...[​IMG]..
  3. ZepChick

    ZepChick Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    coos bay OR
    Maybe it is a sour crop or an impacted one, I am not sure. You should maybe look it up. Hope she gets better!
  4. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Are you positive that it's not just bruising? It kind of looks like a greenish-purple bruise, you know?


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