Sore booty

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Youngmomof3, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Youngmomof3

    Youngmomof3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to chickens. We have 11 hens and a rooster. I have one hen who has no feathers by her booty. It's red and looks swollen. Thoughts? She acts absolutely fine and I have not witnessed any of the other chickens picking on her? This is my first issue so I'm slightly freaked out. Thanks.
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Sounds like the rooster really likes her.

    I have two hens that look like that because they are a favourite. They are groupies and hang by their many almost 24/7.

    If you google Chicken Saddle, one of those will help her grow back feathers.
     
  3. Youngmomof3

    Youngmomof3 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's under her tail, not on her back. Could that still be from the rooster?
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Check her for mites and lice also. Mites will be small reddish or tan colored bugs crawling in between the feathers on her skin.
    Lice are clearish white and lay white dust like looking eggs on the tips of the feathers. Often found around the face and around the vent area.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Oh I didn't realize that's what you meant. She could have parasites, or she could just be molting.
     

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