Skin issue?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lesjsmith, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. lesjsmith

    lesjsmith New Egg

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  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Poor girl. Looks like she might be getting picked on by either a rooster over-breeding or by other hens. If she isn't molting that is, some hens molt pretty badly, though they usually have feathers growing in at this point.

    Try separating her in a cage and see if it continues, in which case she may be picking them herself or be having some sort of allergy even? Give her plenty of protein rich food and shade from the sun. Also be careful she doesn't get a chill in cold weather.

    If the chickens are picking at each other from boredom then try offering fun treats like melons or squash, some safe scraps to dig through, a dirt bath, fun perches to hop on and barriers to hide behind and inside of. Also make certain there are multiple food and water stations so they can share better.

    I hope this helps. Best of luck!
     
  3. lesjsmith

    lesjsmith New Egg

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    Thank you for the response. We have discovered that she does get picked on by the other chickens. We tried putting her in another coop with some younger chickens and she was not happy to be separated. We will try separating her again. She is the only one that gets picked on. She is very sweet.
     

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