What is wrong with hen has boils on breast

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cforeman, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. cforeman

    cforeman In the Brooder

    Feb 26, 2010
    I have a one year old hen who has quit walking for about 5 days and is laying on the bottom of the coop at night. She may take 3 to 10 steps if I offer her grapes. I am force feeding her. She now has 3 sores on her breast. Does anyone know what it is or what I can do?
  2. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

  3. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    Levelland, Texas
    I don't know what it is but I would get rid of it so hopefully it won't spread through your flock!
  4. Veggie4life55

    Veggie4life55 In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2010
    West Virginia
    If she can not walk it could be a pressure sore from her always laying in one spot.

    Are her feathers fluffed up? She could be egg bond. Egg bound chickens don't walk around alot.. They can get sick really fast...
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  6. cforeman

    cforeman In the Brooder

    Feb 26, 2010
    I separated her into her own small coop/run. She is still eating and drinking. She doesn't appear broody or egg bound. She hasn't laid an egg for two weeks because it has been so hot. I have been giving her watermelon, grapes and lots of water and oatmeal along with her feed. She likes all of that so she is eating well. I thought she might be stopped up. I washed under her tail to remove hard droppings on feathers. So when I get home from work I'll check if she has excreted. The blisters looked dried up and smaller this morning. I thought if she was laying under the coop all week while I was away it may be a sore from laying so much.

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