*UPDDATE PIC ADDED* what's wrong with her chest raw and irritated/bald

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mollymae99, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. mollymae99

    mollymae99 New Egg

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    Hi, my 1 1/2 year old white cochin hen, Molly's, chest has been looking bad for about a week. Yesterday, we noticed it looked worse than ever. she has huge patches of missing feathers just on her chest area (nowhere else) and it looks really red and almost raw , irritated and parts are a little bloody. Hard to see in this pic... looks a lot worse in person. This pic was taken yesterday....looks worse today. What the heck is going on?

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  2. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Has she molted yet? Mine always look terrible when they do.

    We have had broody one's with missing breast feathers too.
     
  3. mollymae99

    mollymae99 New Egg

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    i don't know. i don't know how to tell (im new to this) she's not losing feathers anywhere else, just on her chest and it looks really sore. do u think it could be molting? she's still laying and eating.
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    If she's just molting, it shouldn't be bloody...can you post a picture?
     
  5. mollymae99

    mollymae99 New Egg

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    i have a pic on my desktop, but i don't know how to post it on here. if it were mites/lice, would it just be on her chest?
     
  6. nicelittlehens

    nicelittlehens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I have an older hen that’s molting and has a fire red skin patch on her behind. I’m treating her for mites and lice. Check out a web site I found that might be helpful to you. Google this name (POULTRY DISEASE DIAGNOSIS BASED ON SYMPTOMS) let me know if this helps.
     
  7. mollymae99

    mollymae99 New Egg

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    can someone tell me how to post a pic of her? please? thanx
     
  8. mollymae99

    mollymae99 New Egg

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    okay, i figured out how to post a pic...it's not too clear, looks worse in person...any ideas? thanx guys!
     
  9. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Fowlerville,MI
    Not sure. Looks like there are new feathers growing in. Could she of got caught in something?
     
  10. chickmamawannabe

    chickmamawannabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has she been broody? She may be plucking her feathers to line the nest.
     

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