Smelly Bird (Chicken)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by robdog, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, tonight I recently required 4 more "female" which the owner said are about 2 years old that he said he raised as chicks. 1 Buff Orphington and 3 Jersey Giants
    Like Usual I've read up in the past and started to keep every new additions in a cage for about 1-2 weeks before I deem them non-infectious-able while the other can free range anywhere around it considering they get like a good quarter acre to roam anywhere they want (Grass and Eucalyptus Mulch).
    He came by just a few hours ago and dropped them off and mentioned that one of them had a smell which I disregarded at the time(He drove 20 minutes to drop them off for free)
    Any clue what I should do for the smell.
    Already when I get time this weekend ima try a little water bath on the smelly and DE on them all.
    Any other clue what could be causing the smell.
     
  2. TWK777

    TWK777 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it coming from the mouth or just from the bird in general? If its coming from the mouth, check the mouth and throat for sores,otherwise just give the stinky thing a bath [​IMG]
     
  3. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Im guessing the bird itself, it just smells horrible, 2 years of chickens and i haven't yet got this. I have gotten a smelly rooster that i got for free but washed it and it went away with plain water... I gave it away ;D
     
  4. TWK777

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    Sometimes the little punks get into stuff that they just shouldn't and it just seems to stick with them until their next bath
     
  5. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    I'd recommend checking her throat just to make sure she doesn't have sour crop or anything stuck and rotting down there but otherwise, I would think just a bath would solve it. Maybe with a little baking soda or gentle shampoo. Also I'd recommend giving them something to dust bathe in, some loose sand and/or dirt mixed with maybe some of the DE. And/or wood ash, wood ash is supposed to be really good for keeping parasites away and staying clean but I haven't tried it yet. Certain hardwoods are better but any wood is fine really. I would think if she can dust bathe she might be able to better keep herself clean. Maybe they didn't dust bathe much there. Hopefully the smell goes away!
     
  6. TWK777

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    Another thing to look out for is canker sores in the mouth and throat. that often produces a rank smell.
     

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