Remedy for Picking and Bare Butt Injuries

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Smith Hill Cottage, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Smith Hill Cottage

    Smith Hill Cottage Hatching

    Apr 15, 2011
    Bare Bottoms on My Beauties and Big Red Roo
    In a flock of 25, late November I noticed Big Red butt pecked by hens as they casually passed him in the enclosed yard. Subsequent weeks, 8 hens are bare bottomed; some w/ small "wound" areas. After some observation, it seems that there is no one culprit. For about two weeks at night I have been "nursing" individuals w/ a mix of Desitin, olive oil, Gold Bond medicated powder, Bacitracin or Neosporin on their exposed and red areas. Big Red's condition got so bad that I brought him into a garage pen.
    At one time my flock was quite beautiful; now some are looking raggedy. Egg production has been fine. I see no evidence of mites, and keep a clean coop w/ pine shavings, either swept weekly or re-layered w/ clean. I have started adding "electrolyte" mix to water.
    This is a mixed flock of Buff Orps, RIReds, Dominiques, Silver Sp. Hamburgs, Americaunas, Black Stars, Blue Lace Wyandotte.
    What else can I do?

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