multiple worries for the ladies

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Clemmy, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Clemmy

    Clemmy Chirping

    Mar 16, 2018

    I have had mutiple concerns about my EE buddie, the sweetest girl.
    Just today I found her large bump on her comb, about the size of a small marble, to be scabbed up. This is kind of normal, because the past few weeks, the ladies have been picking her fluff feathers bare around her vent, and the fathers have not grown back.
    today, I just found an awful small circular scab/wound inbetween her tail feathers and her bodie feathers.
    this could be because of the other chickens picking at her, because she is quite low in the pecking order. tell me if you know anything about any of these cases about my sweet girl. Thanks.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Sounds like picking which can quickly get out of hand and become cannibalism. The main reasons for picking and pecking is crowding, boredom and a protein deficiency.

    Sharing more information about your set up and birds and what you feed can help determine why it's happening before it goes too far.
  3. De@n

    [email protected] In the Brooder

    Oct 21, 2017
    Give them things to perch on (logs, swings), hang up a cabbage head.
    I found with mine that if you put an empty disposable water bottle lying down with pellets in it, they like to kick it about to get food

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