What is going on with my girl? (graphic pic)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Karrie13, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Earlier this year her bottom was being pecked on by another chicken so I removed her from that pen cleaned her up and gave her time to heal. Once she was healed I put some blue keyote on her and put her back with her flock. I haven’t had any other pecking problems since. But she has yet to grow back feathers on her bottom and her skin is looking kind of blue/green. She also has some red spots. She is still laying me a couple eggs a week but I am worried about how her bottom looks. Do you have any ideas on how I can help her?

    She is a 1 ½ year old EE
    Lays a blue/green egg 3-5 a week
    Eats Layer, many veggies, and free ranges
    Has free choice oyster shell and grit
    She is the only one with this problem and is currently in a flock of 20 which includes 1 young rooster.


  2. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Songster

    May 1, 2009
    I should also mention that she eats and acts normally. The roo that is in with the girls does mate her.
  3. bigstack

    bigstack Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Texarkana, TX
    I wish I could help maybe someone who knows will post soon!

    Good Luck and God Bless!
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    She looks like she is going threw a molt and the roo is hurting her when mating, you could try a chicken saddle.
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing 11 Years

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    looks like pecks or scratches with some bruising.

  6. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

    Jul 26, 2008
    Sebastopol, CA
    Quote:looks like feather picking to me
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Looks like damage caused by the rooster's toenails and spurs. It may also be the result of feather picking. There are skin lacerations and bruises on her back. Without the padding of feathers she is very susceptible to skin and tissue damage. This is the perfect instance where a chicken saddle is called for.
  8. chickendude

    chickendude Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    Dutchess County NY
    Looks like feather picking to me also.
  9. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

    Jul 26, 2008
    Sebastopol, CA
    In addition to the feather picking you can see new feathers are coming in. The Pickers may be seeing this as well and are picking that. Take the pickers out. She needs time to heal. With the new feathers also comes the need for additional protein requirement. Give hard boiled egg.
    Edit: out of 20 hens she maybe lowest in the pecking order as well. That could be why she is the only one with this happening to her. Good Luck
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2010
  10. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Well I would use the wonderful help all animal slave called Bag Balm. You can buy it at most Wal-Marts in the pet sections. But they also have it at our local feed store. I would keep that on it for a few days. It really helps with irritation of the skin.. In my house human and non humans use it. Plus the others might not like the taste. I would definatly take a chance if you can this weekend and sit outside and monitor the chicken behavior. Is the Roo just into rough sex or are the other hens being mean to her who knows. But by taking some time sitting where you can watch them you just might discover the answer.

    Here's info about the Bag Balm



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