ReeeaaaRR end!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by midwestmilkmaiden, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. midwestmilkmaiden

    midwestmilkmaiden Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2008
    I'm startin' to wonder!?.... some of my hens in the past have died..(naturally i'm guessing) but one had an odd lookin rear end .. no feathers and a little swollen looking..? .. now one of my new Buff hens is lookin' like that around her rear end??.. i provide oyster shell for them but doesn't seem like they even touch it.. was worried at the time that i saw the swollen rear that she might have an egg stuck up in there but ?? .. My new Buff has been laying it seems just fine.. is a no feathered swollen bum normal?????
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    check for signs of lice & mites.
  3. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008

    She may be getting picked at. Is there blood, or just swelling? Also, do you have a roo that might be mating her rough?
    Mites is an option too. If she gets bloody, you may have to seperate her b/c the rest will pick at her.
    Good Luck
  4. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I'm going to guess picking, or maybe something to do with egglaying? I don't think it's eggbound. I would change the title to something more specific like Dead Chicken with featherless rear

    This helps people understand what your talking about. Some of the more knowledgable people block this section because the "emergencies" aren't that at all. Yours seems pretty important, for your Buff Orp could be at risk.
  5. Orpington Poultry

    Orpington Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2009
    Hello, I would really check her out for mites. It sounds as if she has some parasites. Have your wormed them?
    What kind of feed are they on. It is possible that she is pulling out her feathers and eating them if the protein is to low.

    Good luck.

  6. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2007
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  7. midwestmilkmaiden

    midwestmilkmaiden Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2008
    Well.. to answer some of the questions.. I feed her a 16% laying mix and a little extra corn right now during the cold. I could go look in some of my books for the answer ro this but easier to just ask you guys.. how do I go about worming my chix... they're free rangers ... and what are other symptoms of parasites?? Thank Ya!

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