Need help... not sure what's wrong

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by twcems, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. twcems

    twcems New Egg

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    Hey guys hoping someone can help me out here. Im new to raising chickens and have a mixed flock. While feeding today found one of my hens hiding. Got her out to check on her and found she is missing a lot of feathers in her back. She is very lethargic and not herself. She is still eating and drinking. She has a strong oder xoming from her as well. Where the feathers are missing there apears to be a hole as well. Any help would be appriciated not sure what to do for her. I have her seperated from the rest of the flock right now. Thanks in advance for the help. [​IMG]
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    Hope the pictures loaded ok
     
  2. Erik the epic

    Erik the epic Just Hatched

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    Do you have a rooster.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Sorry for the problem. It does appear as if she has been injured by being overbred, and the rest of the flock has been pecking at/cannibalizing her. She will need to be isolated from the flock, and antibiotic ointment applied to the wound. If the wound is extremely large, it might be kinder to cull her.
     
  4. twcems

    twcems New Egg

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    I do have a rooster. The black spot you can see in the pic looks necrotic and like an ulcer almost.
     
  5. twcems

    twcems New Egg

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    As bad as I hate to cull her think that's my only option. The pic really don't do it justice. I was worried maybe it was something contagious didn't think about the others attacking her. Thanks
     
  6. Erik the epic

    Erik the epic Just Hatched

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    You should get some hen aprons for you other chickens so the same thing won't happen again.
     

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