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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

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    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?
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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    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.

    http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/12/vent-gleet-prevention-and-treatment-html/
    http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2013/09/vent-gleet-symptoms-causes-and-natural.html
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/40/breast-blister/
     

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