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Red skin and losing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by katplitt, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. katplitt

    katplitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 barred rocks who are just wonderful. One of them is a little lighter in color than the others. She has some bare patches on her breast that show very red skin. Also on her bottom below her vent is become bare and red. I don't notice anyone picking on her and her coop is covered so I don't think the sun is bothering her. She has been this way for a couple of weeks at least and it the bare patches seem to getting bigger. All 4 of the hens are about 18 months old and are finishing their first year laying. She is normal in every other way. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. wlrcad

    wlrcad Out Of The Brooder

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    are the other hens pecking her? she is probaly being pecked by the leader of the pecking order!
     
  3. katplitt

    katplitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we always thought she was the top dog. [​IMG]
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Mites/lice. Bathe in dog flea/tick shampoo, clean all bedding and thoroughly spray and dust coop & pen. Spray or dust all other birds.
     
  5. katplitt

    katplitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, i'll do that. Why would she be the only one?
     

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