my chicken smells like a wet dog .... whats wrong ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by michelle b 1972, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. michelle b 1972

    michelle b 1972 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 28, 2010
    manchester U.K.
    hi everyone... i have been having issues with my specklady as she is currently on medication for gapeworm.... but this morning i went out to her as i really thought she was not going to make it and i noticed she did smell like a wet dog ( near her face) does anyone know why this is please ?? i have posted the link for my original post to get people up to speed on how she was and how she is now.......
    thanks all for your help x
  2. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2010
    Coryza would be consistant with some of the respritory symptoms and has a strong smell. SOur crop also has a bad smell, could be that the chicken in it weakened state has developed a secondary crop infection?
  3. Primeacres

    Primeacres Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 1, 2010
    Hi Guys,

    I had a problem in the coop this evening , bit of a fight going on between two chucks who just do not get along for long without a commotion every now and then, my usual trend is to pick each chuck up then put them back on the roosting spots and it diffuses the situation, problem is I have picked up a chuck who was not involved in the fracus, infact she rarely is, but found she was trying to hide from me and when I picked her up and took her outside the coop, I noticed a strong smell from her, she actually smelt like a smelly dog crossed with smelly socks.

    The chuck in question did have a bronchial broblem last year which cleared and she has been her full of beans self, she looks great, nice and shiny feathers, nothing out of place , comb, beak, wattles, legs etc are all looking fine, she is eating well, holding her ground well, laying well, is full of beans, only thing is she smells as mentioned above.
    None of the others smelt at all.

    Any ideas on why she smells this way would be appreciated as I would hate to think she has some underlying problem going on, but having said that, if I need to be thinking otherwise, then any useful information regarding this will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    if you can bring her inside for a night maybe give her a nice warm soak[bath] with some dawn detergent or baby shampoo, to see if the smell dissapears, if the smell comes back then there might be a problem. Let us know please. and I would like to [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011

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