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MY ONE YR OLD CHICKENS HAVE VERY RED BOTTOMS.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GretaGarboFirst, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. GretaGarboFirst

    GretaGarboFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 out of five of my healthy egg laying chickens have very red butts. They appear normal ...eat well ...poop well ...lay eggs every day.

    Can anyone tell me what causes this.? 4 days ago I gave them a lot of yogurt to eat. Other than that, their diet is good. They are almost a yr. old and have never molted.
     
  2. wyandottegirl

    wyandottegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have lice or mites? That could be causing it or it could just be the fact that they are still fairly new to laying.
     
  3. StarFox7585

    StarFox7585 Out Of The Brooder

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    Upload a picture. As the old saying goes, it's worth a thousand words!
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Ensure feces is removed or cleaned from feathers and fluff on their rear end. It's possible you might have a feather picker, you'll have to closely monitor them if that's the case. Purchase a tube of Nu Stock in the equine section at your feed store and apply it to the red areas. Shake it well and wear disposable gloves. Apply it until healed.
     
  5. GretaGarboFirst

    GretaGarboFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I noticed 2 chickens pecking at the red area of another chicken. It caused bleeding. I isolated 2 with the red bottoms and put on Neosporin. I do not think it is mites. I don't see them and I have checked carefully. I didn't know about the equine medication. I will get some for my newly forming first aid kit. THE RED Area is below the vent. DOES ANYONE suspect molting? They will be a yr. at the end of May. They have not molted yet.
     

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