Help please! Red bump and missing feathers!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Omletlover, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Omletlover

    Omletlover Just Hatched

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    My sweet EE, Lacey, has a red bump on her wing and is losing feathers! Is this mites or something else? This is my second summer with adult chickens and I have not experienced any major issues until now. Lacey is one out of 7 adult chicks. The others do not seem to have the same problem she is having....at least not yet! Help please!
    Thank you,
    Amy
     

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  2. PatrickRoo

    PatrickRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She may be molting, a perfectly normal process. :) It doesn't look like she has mites at all.
     
  3. Omletlover

    Omletlover Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much! I was thinking molting but was worried about mites!
     
  4. Glenda Heywoodo

    Glenda Heywoodo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FEEDING WET MASH PROBIOTIC MASH TO CHICKENS MOULTING AND GETTING NEW FEATHERS IN
    Glenda Heywood
    May I suggest what I would do for the whole flock....
    I have used my WET MASH PROBIOTIC RECIPE for this kind of chickens growing feathers.
    For this problem I recommend my wet mash probiotic with yoguart be given.
    I prefer to use the wet mash probiotic that includes chicken feed, yoguart and milk with applesauce
    because chickens will eat the yoguart completely in the wet mash where as some chickens will not just eat yoguart and it gets on their beaks, of which then they throw it away when cleaning the beaks
    as you will notice if standing too close to them eating the yoguart


    So read on down where I give the recipe
    some advice for helping the chicken get over molt and growing in new feathers.

    today I would see if the chicken will eat a wet mash with the Vitamins E and B complex and selenium: I would fix it for all the chickens, as it will stop he hens picking on the one with less feathers also. The vitamins will help their bodies become adjusted to the wet mash probiotic mash.

    (-B) THIS IS FOR ONE CHICKEN
    natural probiotic wet mash
    2 tbp of dry crumbles
    1 tbsp flax seed meal (the kind people take)
    3 tbp of milk sweet, sour or buttermilk
    1 tbsp of non flavored yogurt
    2 tbsp of apple sauce
    put it on top so the chicken can smell and see it
    mix good and put the
    vit E liquid as directed in the wet mash
    and crumble the Vit B complex tablet in a tabsp and add to the wet mash
    Crush the selenium tablet alo add to t mash
    **BESURE AND MIX VIT'S VERY GOOD IN WET MASH***

    (C Do this once a day for 7 days to see if the chicken is better
    then do this once a day for another week.
    NOW TAKE OUT THE VITAMINS AND ONLY ADD VITAMINS ONCE EVERY TWO WEEKS.
    Now feed the wet mash probiotic mash then twice a week for life of chickens
    this should give the nervous system some stability and cure the bad E.coli in the gut
    (D) they should clean it up in 20-30 minutes
    this will help them get good gut flora
    also put 2 tbsp of ACV in gallon of water and keep giving them this water for a week straight
    then give it 3-5 times a week for life
    (E) ALSO FEED WET MASH PROBIOIC RECIPE TO THE HEALTHY CHICKENS.
    multiply the amount times the amount of chickens being fed the wet mash probiotic recipe without the vitamins As directed up above.
     
  5. Omletlover

    Omletlover Just Hatched

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    Thank you!! I will give this a try. I appreciate you sharing it with me.
     
  6. PatrickRoo

    PatrickRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use that recipe or buy a feed to use when chickens are molting called "Feather Fixer," it's made by the company Nutrena. It's safe for the whole flock to eat, even if they aren't molting. It helps your flock get through molting faster and support feather growth. You can get it at Tractor Supply or Rural King.
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi @Omletlover :frow Welcome To BYC

    Do you have a rooster?
     

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