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Help for Miss Buff please...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JD McGee, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. JD McGee

    JD McGee Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been treating what looks like raw hamburger meat on one of our Buffs for a few days now with Blu-Kote with no positive results. Any ideas what this may be?[​IMG]
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post a closer up photo?

    You describe it looking like "raw hamburger meat". Was she wounded, does she have bleeding, oozing, is it her vent, underneath the vent?
     
  3. JD McGee

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    I will have to wait for the Blu-Kote to wear off before taking another pic...I snapped this one before applying more. She was not injured that I am aware of. The area is red and raw with white pustules that look like grains of rice...kinda bumpy.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Is it where her feathers may be trying to grow back in?

    You can give her a soak in a warm bath with epsom salts or betadine added to the water. The Blue Kote is fine to help prevent picking, but you may want to apply some vetericyn or neosporin if you have it as well.

    Sometimes laying hens lose feathers around the bum or may have a bit of poop that gets on there and it's looks red/irritated keep an eye on it to make sure there is no infection starting.
    Offer her some vitamins in her water like Poultry Nutri-Drench and give some extra protein for feather growth (egg, tuna, mackerel, etc.)
     
  5. JD McGee

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    Thanks...we have some Neosporin...I will treat it today. My wife has been giving her plain yougurt with meal worms as well...kind of a weird combo but she loves it...as do the others. :)
     
  6. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    The meal worms are like potato chips and won't help the wound heal. Although yummy I'm sure!
     
  7. JD McGee

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    Lol...
     
  8. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    The warm epsom bath is a great suggestion.

    When my dog had "white rice" near its' rear, it was tape worms. Don't know if chickens can get that.

    Chickens usually enjoy the warm bath. 10 minutes is a good start.
     
  9. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Are you getting eggs from her? When was the last time you did? Is she eating her regular feed? How many in your flock?
     
  10. JD McGee

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    Yes...we are getting eggs almost daily. She is eating and drinking fine...not acting sluggish or ill. We have 3 chickens...
     

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