Help feathers falling out

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by acole1982, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. acole1982

    acole1982 New Egg

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    About 2 weeks ago I noticed that my 17 month old barred rock pullet had what it looked like a sore on the back of her head about the size of a quarter. I recently had 2 additions to the flock, another barred rock rooster (who happens to be her chick) and a rhode island red pullet. When these 2 were hatched I had to separate them from the flock due to the others trying to kill them, I just recently re-introduced them. I figured that this was just a little "battle" wound from when I introduced the others. It eventually started healing and I ignored it. However 3 days ago I noticed that some of her feathers were falling out, again I kept checking of her throughout the day. Everybody was getting along at this point, roosting together, eating together, etc. Today when I checked on her almost all of her feathers are gone underneath her neck and it looks like a huge red sore/red area all on the underside of her neck. Her face also looks a little puffy however there are no sores or anything else anywhere else on her. I dont know if it is stress from the new additions, some sort of vitamin deficiency, or if something else is going on with her. Any advice? this is my first flock and I'm still learning . Thanks
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  3. acole1982

    acole1982 New Egg

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    Thanks so much for the link. I thought of her molting but I dont see any new feathers coming in at all, thats what made me so concerned. I will just keep an eye on her to make sure the area is not getting worse and wait and see what happens
     
  4. acole1982

    acole1982 New Egg

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    I just went outside to check on her again and well she had what it looked like , clear slime come out of her mouth and her stomach was gurgling.
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  6. acole1982

    acole1982 New Egg

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    update today. Her comb is very swollen today and now she has white spots on it. I am taking her to the vet in the morning. She is not lethargic and seems ok otherwise. I did notice today that 2 of my other pullets are what it looks like swaying their necks back and forth while they eat like they are trying to twist their necks in order to get the food down. I have never seen them do this. Well I hope everything is ok but we will see in the morning
     
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Oh, I am sorry. I wish I could help, but do not know. Please do keep us updated on what you find out at the vet.
    Best wishes,
    Kathy
     
  8. happi752

    happi752 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like to me the new roo is having his way with her too much and is too rough.
     

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