What could this be?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chop33, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Chop33

    Chop33 Out Of The Brooder

    42
    0
    22
    Jul 5, 2011
    Crofton, Kentucky
    I have 7 Buff's and I noticed lately that below there vents there wasn't any feathers. Now I have one that has a black infected spot there. I don't know what to do!
     
  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

    685
    2
    131
    Mar 22, 2010
    NH
    check for mites/lice, but you may have a feather plucker in the group. The wound may be from the others seeing a redden area and pecking at it. I found blue kote to help, you spray it on the skin and they don't notice the bald spot and are less attracted to it and thus don't pluck out the new feathers. But if your hen has a sore you need to separate her from the others until she heals, the others could peck her to death
     
  3. Chop33

    Chop33 Out Of The Brooder

    42
    0
    22
    Jul 5, 2011
    Crofton, Kentucky
    Thanks Tammye! What is blue kote?
     
  4. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

    685
    2
    131
    Mar 22, 2010
    NH
    you get blue kote from a feed and supply store. It is a purple/blue (antiseptic, I think) spray that covers the exposed skin, so it is like spray paint and yes it will stain your fingers so be careful. I spray mine when they go to roost, they are much easier to control that way
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by