One of my chickens has a red swollen bottom no feathers on its bum


Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Apr 3, 2011
southern Ohio
This can be common in some flocks, and it could be that it just looks red and swollen because others have been picking out her feathers. Can you post a picture? Feather picking can get out of hand, leading to vent pecking and damage. I have a hen with a large mass under her vent for the past 2 years, and she probably has internal laying masses of egg material or possibly ascites (fluid in the lower belly.) If it is just from feather picking, I would try some BluKote to mask the bare skin every 2-3 days, or some bad tasting cream or ointment (Vicks, BenGay, Nustock, BagBalm) daily to help prevent pecking. Be sure to check her skin under the vent and elsewhere for lice or mites.

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