Sick Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yinyangnh, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. yinyangnh

    yinyangnh New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Jul 29, 2012
    I have a Barred Rock 18 months old that has white/grey spots on her comb and her ears. She spent the night under the coop last night but came out this morning. Seems to be keeping up with the other chickens. I have not been getting as many eggs so I was wondering if she might be egg bound? Not sure what I am looking at.
     
  2. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,534
    174
    186
    May 18, 2012
    Northern Virginia
    My Coop
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    1,395
    144
    198
    Mar 20, 2012
    Sounds like fowl pox. It would be best to isolate her immediately and clean and sanitize the coop, run, and any feeders/waterers.
     
  4. yinyangnh

    yinyangnh New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Jul 29, 2012
    [​IMG]

    Thank you so much. I just cleaned the coop yesterday with a disinfectant. I will pull all the food and water containers and clean them again. She would not come in the coop last night. I isolated her from the rest of the flock. One last question??? What do I do with the enclosed run? I just put out fresh timothy in the run yesterday. The chickens have a 20x20 enclosed pen---we have had a few predator attacks.
     
  5. yinyangnh

    yinyangnh New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Jul 29, 2012
    Does anyone know how often and at what strength the baking soda rinse should be used?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by