Limping chicken/missing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gracielouwho, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. gracielouwho

    gracielouwho Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 25 week old barred rock hen and I came home after being gone a couple hours this morning and she will not stand on her left foot. She is limping and missing a lot of feathers on that leg and all up her breast on that side looks as if her feathers have all been plucked out. It also looks dry and scabby. I have attached a picture here. I also don't see any signs of bumble foot. I have separated her from the others she is in her own pen right now. I just don't know what this could be unless she is getting picked on. I have not had any problems as of yet with them. I have 4 more hens and one rooster. All the same age and breed.

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  2. gracielouwho

    gracielouwho Out Of The Brooder

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    She is eating and drinking
     
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    gracielouwho Out Of The Brooder

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    If she gets better do I just add her back into the flock? I have no idea what I'm doing right now and the sad thing is that when I accidentally posted in the wrong are is when I got help telling me to list somewhere else. [​IMG]
     
  4. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Have to say I'm not sure what's going on there. Keep the hen separate, clean the area twice/day, apply neosporin if it looks 'icky'. When it clears up you can add her back to the flock but keep a very close eye on her just in case it is picking/bullying, good luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. gracielouwho

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  6. gracielouwho

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    She kinda seems to be picking at the feathers that are around the area I have dusted her and put bag balm on all the open skin. I so lost. I know she's not happy in the spot she's in but I have no choice [​IMG]
     
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    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Check through her feathers very carefully - she possibly may have lice or mites. Do any other birds have the same problem?
     
  8. gracielouwho

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    no mites or lice that we could see and I have dusted her with DE. No other chickens have this problem =( I dusted all of the others, the coop, and the run just for safety measures.
     
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    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    I guess it's 'wait and see', I really don't have any other ideas or suggestions at the moment. Please keep us posted on her progress,[​IMG]
     
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    This was her poop tonight. I am so lost here
     

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