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What the frik!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sshavney, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. sshavney

    sshavney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone tell me what is wrong with this chickens butt?? [​IMG] 1 yr old buff columbian hen.

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  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
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    Looks a bit dirty in the fluff area [​IMG] , is that what you ment?
     
  3. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe worms?
     
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    She has had the runs really bad for some reason. Could be an infection, worms, or a couple other things. Is there build up around the vent too or just in the feathers?

    You need to wash her thoroughly or cut all that off. It would be easier just to cut off the feathers. Careful not to clip the skin. If you don't get it off flys can lay eggs in the mess and maggots will start in. Then you will have a much more serious problem.

    Once you get it off make sure there are no sores under there.

    Matt
     
  5. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could it be as simple as sleeping in a nest box instead of on a roost?
     
  6. sshavney

    sshavney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is roosting. I wormed them last week and again this morning. I will try the suggestions and get back with you peeps as soon as I ca
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