Rhode Island Red - Confused on what is happening/need to do

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Help_Please, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Help_Please

    Help_Please Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys! This is my first time on the forum.

    I have a Rhode Island Red hen that is a year and two weeks old and something wierd is happening to her.

    I don't know if this is a disease, if she's molting, or it's just plain out unexplainable but I'll try my best to describe it;
    -Around her stomach and egg sack, she's starting to lose her feather's and ?skin? maybe
    -She still acts like normal, no symptoms
    -You can kind of see her inards.

    I'm sorry that the descriptions weren't well typed out, so here are some pictures to show what I'm talking about:

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    Sorry for the spread apart links, I had to make them like that, apparently new members have a URL restriction of 0.
    Thank you so much for your help though!
     
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  2. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    yikes! that sure does look painful! Im very sorry i cant help- i hope someone here can! [​IMG]
     
  3. Help_Please

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    I forgot to mention, I think it might be a rupture but I'm not exactly sure. When I googled, I didn't come up with much. If I get her to stop laying, do you think it will reduce these symptoms? Does anyone know how to safely make a hen stop laying? Thanks so much!
     
  4. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    i dont think you can get her to stop laying [​IMG] Perhaps keeping her in a non-lit area for a while?
     
  5. mboreham1

    mboreham1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i cant see the pics but my RIR's about a year old started to loose feathers, we are at 16 months old, 1 of them still has a bit of a naked neck, the others have fully feathered out. During the molt they were the ugliest looking things i have ever seen, stuff halloween masks, i am getting a molting chicken to freak out the neighbor kids!
     
  6. Help_Please

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    Quote:Your RIR's molted? Mine hasn't molted yet, I didn't even know they were supposed to molt.

    So just to make sure, are RIR's supposed to molt? Thanks!
     
  7. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    all chickens go through molt, but that is NOT a molt if you can see her insides. Is that poop on her butt or something else?.
     
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  8. iamsara

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    HI,
    I couldnt see your pictures, but have a possible idea..
    well Im totally new, this yr, but ive wondereded about how adding a small amount of oil, to the diet can make everything run out smoother! how nice!
    sunflower seeds have the natural oilss. we occasionally add oil we use on our food. (i read about it from a library book).
    At first I noticed their combs getting less ashy,not as bright looking, to smoother and well like our skin when we put on lotion.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Help_Please

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    Did you try putting the link together? Sorry I had to spread it out like that, new members can't post links [​IMG]
     

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