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hen has multiple issues crusty skin bald spots squishy build up in chest etc help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crazydequasie, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. crazydequasie

    crazydequasie New Egg

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    I got my chickens in april 2013 @ a week old have had no issues until about month ago first noticed impactes crop felt like clay when squeezed...did the oil in mouth massaged it on and off one day and it finally went down...yeah!...then that night I kept her inside and she began to run a fever combs turned bright red ...then I noticed her chest filled with liquid fluis where crop is I not only used a teaspoin of oil romassage Iimpacted crop I put baking soda in her water and I don't know I'd that's what the squishy build up was...next morning squishy buldge was gone no more fever no more impacted crop. Released her back in yard with others then I started noticing she was pooping all over bavk of her bottom feathers brung her in gave her a bath blow dried her and am keeping her inside until o can figure out what all the pooping on herself is for and the crusty yellow scabs all over her mostly her back. ..I did use de on chickens and coupe about a week ago because I found red mites in coupe...and i believe she is moulting im including pics of vent area scabs on back and what i believe js moulting feathers...[​IMG][​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would guess that she has sour crop and vent gleet, which are probably fungus overgrowth, and sometimes related. Treatment would be nystatin orally, and mycostatin cream around her vent. If the vent area is just soiled and not irritated after you trim away some of the feathers, it may just be from diarrhea, and not gleet. Sour crop is not easy to cure. She may need a little extra protein during her moult to regrow feathers. As far as the mites go, sevin dust or poultry dust is good to rub all over except around eyes, at least two or 3 times, every 7 days until they are gone. Your coop and nest boxes have to be cleaned out and the litter disposed of, then the coop walls should be sprayed, and the floors dusted. Here is some reading:
    http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/01/crop-issues.html
    http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/12/vent-gleet-prevention-and-treatment.html
    http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8162.pdf
     
  3. crazydequasie

    crazydequasie New Egg

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    Thank you I will check into it!!!
     

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