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Laying hen has very red bottom

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by charden, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. charden

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    My hen just started lying a couple weeks ago. She has a very red bottom, large area. I also have separated her from the rooster because she has claw wounds from his feet. I am treating that but am wondering if the red bottom is normal or has she got infection?
     

  2. shaggy

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    Quote:chapped rear-end ?
     
  3. charden

    charden Hatching

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    Could be. It was a little red for a while, now very red. I have treated the ground where she digs with poltry dust. I was concerned that it was connected to the scraps on her back.
     
  4. charden

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    I stopped at the vet and he said give her anitbiotics for 7 days and treat for mits because of the loss of fethers and redness. So that is what I am doing for now.
     
  5. shaggy

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    i was thinking sulfur and vasoline

    sulfur will keep the mites away and vasoline will make it stick and sooth any chapping
     
  6. charden

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    OK thanks.
     
  7. Dennis Robinson

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    A red hen had red bottom all winter . Now she is loseing fethers around neck. What do i do for her will others get this.
     

  8. karlamaria

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    Check for mites/ lice. She can spread them to others.
     

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