Help Is my chicken sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gilbymaxx, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. gilbymaxx

    gilbymaxx New Egg

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    One of my chickens is loosing alot of feathers on his back near his tail it looks like an infection what should I do
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Is it a rooster?
    Is it feather picking?
    What age?
    How many other chickens and what age?
    What are they eating?
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    If you can post some photos and answer the questions asked above that would be helpful.
     
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  4. gilbymaxx

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  5. gilbymaxx

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    yes it is a roo and he is about 4 months it is him and a chicken they eat start &from right now
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It looks like s/he is being picked on or it's a mounting injury.
    Can you post a photo of the whole chicken, are you sure this is a rooster?
    Is the other chicken s/he is with older or another rooster?
    How are they being housed - are they outside in a coop and run - how much room do they have?

    You may want to separate the two so s/he can heal.
    If you can get it, gently clean the area with some saline or betadine, then apply some Vetericyn or plain neosporin. If s/he is outside, make sure flies are not getting on the wound.
    Feed normal feed, you can add extra protein by offering eggs, tuna, mackerel or meat. Watch for any signs of infection - pus, oozing sores that smell, etc.

    Also check to make sure there are no mites/lice, look around the vent for any critters.

    Keep us updated.
     
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  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    start &from?
     
  8. The poor little one.i would carefully clean it,dry it.and then wrap it up with something.i hope he gets better. :hugs :hugs :hugs
     

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