RI White, missing abdominal feathers, red smelly skin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cleryvever, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. cleryvever

    cleryvever New Egg

    Feb 17, 2016
    Looking for help solving this one.
    Our Rhode Island White has been missing the feathers on her abdomen for about a month.
    -Skin is red and smells
    -Not responding to antibiotics after 1.5 weeks
    -Bathing / ointments do not seem to help
    -She still lays every day and behavior is normal
    -No sign of mites, all other chickens in flock are fine

    Here's a photo. Anybody have some good ideas for us?
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    What types of food/treats do you feed?
    Do you have any photos of your coop/run?
    Can you post a picture of her vent?
    What type of bedding do you use?
    Where does she sleep - roosting bar, nesting box, in bedding on the floor?
    Could be breast blister or some type of fungal/bacterial infection like vent gleet.


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