My girl has lost most her feathers on her underside and has a bad rash

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by snapkrackelpop19, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. snapkrackelpop19

    snapkrackelpop19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's about a 2 year old barred rock
    Always been very healthy
    until the past few months we noticed her underside looked irritated and she had lost feathers, I talked to a few chicken buddies and posted here and the best response was baby powder. We've been dusting her and shes still looking worse. It's very red and irritated and bare on the underside. Poor girl. But shes still head of the coop and laying eggs almost daily and no other chickens have gotten it. I moved her into the garage thinking maybe if it were dry it would help her get better. What else can I try putting on her? I don't know what is okay for chickens. We were thinking of cortisone creme? Or neosporin? Any other recommendations? Also using cortisone creme would it still be safe to eat the eggs? Thanks for any help!
     
  2. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you please post a picture (try neosporin or vaseline)
     
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  3. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you please post a picture (try neosporin or vaseline)
     
  4. snapkrackelpop19

    snapkrackelpop19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll go out and try, hopefully I'll have one up in a few minutes [​IMG] Thanks
     
  5. snapkrackelpop19

    snapkrackelpop19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures! Pulled her outta the hen house so she has some wood shavings on her lol
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    Shes my first chicken <3
     
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  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    That is pretty normal in most molts, i have lots off red chicken here, it takes time for them feathers to come in and they get red like that .
    So unless you see bugs i would not worry,it is nothing out of the ordinary .
     
  7. rubyrogue

    rubyrogue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she be going broody? Thats how my hens get when they are broody. They pull out their belly feathers and get what feels like a fever. I agree unless you see bugs or sores I would watch for a bit longer and not worry
     
  8. snapkrackelpop19

    snapkrackelpop19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well she is due to molt as she hasn't in over a year. Should I still put anything on? It just looks so painful!
     
  9. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Quote:I wouldn't unless she is injured/bleeding.
     
  10. snapkrackelpop19

    snapkrackelpop19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Thats good to know [​IMG] I've been so worried bout her!
     

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