(Photos) - New Hen...What is this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dlongterry, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. dlongterry

    dlongterry Out Of The Brooder

    Babe her has a few issues going on....we got her and 2 others a few days ago. The other two look fine. She eats, drinks and acts normal....Sometimes her Comb looks a bit purplish, but that comes and goes. The first is black and on her neck, The other is just above her tail feathers. The back she was really picking at herself and it was bleeding, but appears to be healing now.


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  2. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check for lice and mites. Give her a warm bath and dry her fully before putting her back out. The back part looks like maybe pecking? I'm not sure.. But do they have a spot to dust now? Spread wood ash where they dust.
    You said you just got them? Do you know anything about what their previous lifestyle was as for coops/ roosters/ how much outdoor space they had?
    I'm not an expert but I hope somebody who is comes along and helps )
     
  3. dlongterry

    dlongterry Out Of The Brooder

    Previous owner told me the Roo had been pretty rough on her the other two have a few feathers missing, but nothing like her. I saw where they lived and it is very clean hen house, free range most of the day, I do think she has been picked on, but not by the girls I have. She is submissive but she gets along good with her two hen mates here. I can't see any mites or lice, but then again I am not expert as I am new to chickens.
     
  4. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The rooster might have done that too her. If they were free ranged she probably dust bathed. Still, check for mice and lice around her eyes and vent.
    Do you only have the three hens? :)
     
  5. dlongterry

    dlongterry Out Of The Brooder

    Yes, we only have the hens...no roos for us :) Her eyes and vent is very clean....thats why I can't figure this out. She is the least social of the girls so I was giving her a bit more time before I give her a bath.
     
  6. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in my experience they love baths! my silkie hated me before i gave her a bath and now she loves me : )
     
  7. Sylvestor12

    Sylvestor12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was probably the favorite of the rooster. Some of them are just too much! My poor silkie cross is the favorite of three roosters and I have to kick them off of her all the time, it's crazy!
     
  8. Sylvestor12

    Sylvestor12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In fact the hen I was talking about is the bottom hen in my avatar picture.
     
  9. dlongterry

    dlongterry Out Of The Brooder

    This is her today - comb is really red and I made an apron and put on her to keep her from pecking herself. Seems to be working so far!


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  10. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i love that apron! how did you make it? [​IMG]
     

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