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  1. worancher

    worancher New Egg

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    I have about 30 chickens. I have one barred rock that her skin is bright red on her back where the rooster knocked off her feathers this summwr. Rooster is now gone, but her skin is still red and also the skin on her rump is bright red. I have checked for parasites and she is clean. She seems normal in every other way. What is with red skin?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, worancher, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! If your hen is still looking red/raw, you must be careful that the other birds are not singling her out as weak and going after her. It happens. In terms of treatment...I'm not the guy to ask...I would, however, suggest isolating her but keeping her near your other birds. For treatment you might post the symptoms in the link below. Best of luck to you!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. worancher

    worancher New Egg

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    Thanks for the info. My hen has red skin, but it is dry and healthy looking otherwise and the other chickens don't seem to have noticed, so far anyway. I do keep an eye on her and she seems happy. Still laying and eating well.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!!
     
  7. silkieluver50

    silkieluver50 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. As long as she is not raw or pecked at, don't worry about the redness. It may be hormonal or caused by sun exposure last summer. When she molts, she will be all 'pretty' once again.
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    :goodpost: Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
  10. laeeq aslam

    laeeq aslam Out Of The Brooder

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    hi,
    my name is laeeq and i am new here basically from pakistan . recently started back yard chicken farming with 2 aseel hens and a cock . want to grow this more and more i always needs your suggestions
    best regards
     

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