- Jan 2, 2020
We were breathing easy as they all seem normal today. None of them are acting lethargic. The coop got a good cleaning today, new waterer and pine shavings. They were all busy organizing the new shavings as they usually do. The bald spot is a clue, but it is not the one I would have picked. I thought the one in the box was a little darker red. I wasn't really paying attention as I was cleaning out the coop... uggh. I'm assuming if we can figure out which one, should we remove her? Is she contagious?The hen with the bald underparts could be the one if her abdomen is a bit swollen. Look at her vent fluff. Is it soiled with a scummy discharge? If she's behaving a bit withdrawn, if her tail is down and not held erect, then that would be the one to give the penicillin to.
Here's info on salpingitis. http://www.poultrydvm.com/condition/salpingitis