I'm thinking this isn't normal - please look and help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sstepp, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. sstepp

    sstepp New Egg

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    Greetings,

    We have four chickens and all but one seem very healthy.

    Not being knowledgeable at all when it comes to chicken health issues, I hope by posting a few pictures you folks can tell us what we are dealing with.

    Below are four pictures of the girl in questuion, any help is very much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Steve

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  2. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im no pro..

    But it appears as if this bird is your roosters favorite. Or either it is at the bottom of the pecking order and is being picked on.
     
  3. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the pics its hard to tell but could it possibly have a mite or lice issue? The feathers look a bit dirty. I had one that looked like that and I found lice. Boy was I spreading the DE quickly and dusting her with sevin. It can make them act pretty sickly too. I ended up loosing one of my polishes to it. Just was not strong enough to recover. Check around the vent. That is the only place I saw the little things.
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like Roo damage,

    i would have said molting until i saw the photo of the with a wound.
     
  5. sstepp

    sstepp New Egg

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    I should have mentioned that we do not have a rooster. Perhaps one of the other hens is picking at her. Or maybe they all are. What bothers me is the loss of feathers as well as how sickly some of the remaining feathers look.
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    My first thought was mites or lice. 5% Sevin Dust for everyone, and a thorough coop and run cleanout and dusting seem to be called for. Repeat in 10 days.
     

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