I've been mooned by my hens!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AHDCST, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. AHDCST

    AHDCST Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG] I was actually mooned by my Black Sexlink hens! Three of the six have the barest, brightest pink, bare butts I have ever seen! I only noticed it yesterday but I know they haven't been that way for long. What could be wrong? They already went through the molt stage. There are no other chickens in the pen with them. They have been laying for about two months.They are healthy and happy and fat chickens! I just can't figure it out! I need some help please it is cold in NC and they don't have any insulation back there!
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LICE. Check the base of the feathers around the vent area to look for white clumps of eggs.
     
  3. AHDCST

    AHDCST Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Lice?!! Great! If that is true are they lice that could get on people and how do I treat them if it is Lice?Help me someone please!
     
  4. AHDCST

    AHDCST Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE!! I have 6 Black Sexlink hens. 5 have still got the bare rears and 1 is just as fluffy as can be. I just happened to be in the back yard and I heard squawking coming from their pen. The one and only fluffy hen was going around behind the others and gooching them on the rear! She kept going around and around to each one and pulling out tail feathers and fluff! The funniest part about it is the fluffy one was the bottom of the pecking order when they were chicks! All the other hens gave her a fit until just recently. I have heard the squeaks before but never looked to see what was going on cause it is the same sound the hens make when the roos are mating! It was the funniest thing I have seen them do yet!
     
  5. dawg53

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    Remove the feather picker away from the others for a week. That will shake up the pecking order and when you return the feather picker, the
    tables will be turned. OR, put some Vicks Vapor Rub on the bottoms of your picked hens. When the feather picker gets mouthful of that....heheheh.
     
  6. AHDCST

    AHDCST Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Pretty good ideas but I think I will let her get her revenge for a few days first!
     
  7. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Imagine putting VapoRub on your own bottom! I know I wouldn't! Rooster booster pick no more or BluKote would work.
     
  8. AHDCST

    AHDCST Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I don't want to encourage a bully but I also don't like the way the other hens treated her when they were little. I do think anything on their raw butts would hurt. I w guess I need to find some bluekote. Would they have it at the feed store?
     
  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Yes, they certainly should. It's used on horses and livestock as well.
     
  10. dawg53

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    [​IMG]Mine eat Rooster Booster 'Pick No More' like it was candy. Rooster Booster 'Black Salve,' that's a different story.
     

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