Help! I think my frizzled hen has a skin disease.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Detail2107, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Detail2107

    Detail2107 Out Of The Brooder

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    Recently my young Frizzled Cochin bantam hen has been acting very week but not lethargic. It seems her muscles might be in slight pain. I separated her from the flock thinking that she might have hurt her leg somehow, because she was slightly limping. Well, I gave her a bath today, thinking this might help, since it doesn't look like she's improving and she has several large boils all over her body. They look like very large pimples, but I can see that one of them burst and it is now hard. It also looks like there is an infection in them. I have absolutely no idea what this is or if it is infectious. I googled her symptoms and I am thinking that it might be the Avian Pox, but I still have no idea. I live in Arizona, but the mosquitoes have been really bad due to the heavy rain lately. If it will help I will take pictures of her. Does anyone have any idea what this could be and what I should do? I am a student so I don't have all the money in the world right now to take her to an exotic vet. I just need some advice.
     
  2. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh goodness, poor girl! [​IMG] I can't help but wanted to say good luck with her. :aww
    ~Rebecca
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    can chickens get ant bites?...poor thing!...wish i could help ya!..heres a bump..Wendy
     
  4. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    I live in Arizona, but the mosquitoes have been really bad due to the heavy rain lately

    I'm sorry about your hen, I hope she improves. You are the first person to admit there are mosquitos in Arizona! My mom lives there and insists there are no mosquitos. A lot of people have told me that. I never really believed them.

    <---mosquito magnet
     
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  5. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Pictures will help us try and help you [​IMG]
    If you can get your hands on some antibotics I would start her on them now. Terramycin is pretty cheap, like $4 dollars at Tractor supply or your local feed and seed. Also electrolytes wouldn't hurt.
    Do you think it might be a feather that has gotten ingrown? That might be something to look at. I have a hen that tends to get those and they swell up and look all red and nasty. I hope this helps alittle...... Goodluck and keep us posted!
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Wow Its good that you separated her from the flock. I hope she gets better. Keep an eye on her to see if her movements get progressively worse, for this could be a symptom of a more serious disease. I hope you can find out whats wrong with her.
     

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