Poorly chicken with wet feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DeeBeDo, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. DeeBeDo

    DeeBeDo Just Hatched

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    Hi Guys,
    I'm hoping someone may have an idea of whats wrong with my chicken. 'Nutmeg' has been a bit off recently (although still eating and drinking) however she has lost a lot of weight, her comb has turned dark red and her feathers under her wings are sopping wet. I treated her for red mites as I identified some in her skin (not a bad infestation though) but her feathers are something I haven't seen before. Her vent area is ok and the feathers there are still dry, clean and fluffy its just under her wings and a bit on her back. I have a picture of it. Sorry new to this site so hope its ok to put up pics. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Dee

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  2. lisameow

    lisameow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not sure but maybe she has cysts of some sort that have developed under the wings and they've started to leak? Definitely get help from a professional though because it might be serious
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    It looks like she has a infection in her wing feathers....I can not help you really? Put her on an antibiotic for sure!
     

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