Ouch! This looks painfull. Please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by homestead tim, May 16, 2011.

  1. homestead tim

    homestead tim Out Of The Brooder

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    1 Week old Roasters. Non-medicated food. 90 Degrees brooder temp. Any ideas?
     
  2. homestead tim

    homestead tim Out Of The Brooder

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    bump. can someone please help?
     
  3. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hard to tell by the picture but is it's belly rubbed raw?
     
  4. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

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    I just dispatched my first ever batch of cornish x., [​IMG] so I am not an expert by any means. However, mine looked like that too. [​IMG] They start looking really ugly as their feathers come in, [​IMG] almost like they are out growing their down and the feathers don't come in fast enough. Since I don't have any grass to speak of in my yard, they stayed on pine shavings, as I tried to keep the ground beneath them dry. I have seen pictures on here somewhere, where the chickens don't seem to have a bare looking underside when they were on grass. I think that since mine mostly sat, their bellies pretty much stay that way. [​IMG] Fewer feathers to pluck?
     
  5. homestead tim

    homestead tim Out Of The Brooder

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    less to pluck! love it!

    Yes the belly's look like they are rubbing raw. I dont know what to think.
     
  6. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it rubbed raw or wet? That also looks like a wet belly. You get all that fluff wet and you can see major skin.
     
  7. homestead tim

    homestead tim Out Of The Brooder

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    The feathers (fluff) are hard and crusty. poor guys...... i change the bedding every day.
     

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