New member with question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by farmgirl02, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Howdy!
    I am a new member, and I have been raising 4 sweet chickens for a year now. I enjoy it a lot! My pet Barred Rock,( Dolly) hasn't been feeling too well for the last 2 months. Below her vent is swollen and bald, but it is just starting to grow new feathers. It used to be red, then pink, and now it is finally turning back to the normal tan color, after I put Vaseline, Poultry Aid (on the sores where the other hens were pecking at it.) Below the vent, there is a big, swollen area. Our girls are free-range for 3 hours a day.
    She is not egg bound, because this has been going on for at least 2 months. I keep her seperated from our other VERY three healthy hens, because they seem obsessed with pecking at her bald, swollen spot :( The water bowl is always sparkly clean, and feed too.)

    Thank ya'll for helping me!
  2. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 4, 2013
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    If you post on the emergencies site please do so in detail and clear photos of the area would help - in diagnosing her problem. Could it be an abscess or tumor?
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! x3 on the Emergencies forum good luck!
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X4 on the Emergencies forum, good luck with your girl.
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    X 5 on the suggestions - good luck, and welcome to BYC.
  7. Thanks, guys!

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