What would cause this to happen to her wattles? ***Mystery solved***

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by catlikethief, May 20, 2008.

  1. catlikethief

    catlikethief Out Of The Brooder

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    **It was dried crusty oatmeal mixed with some very seriously hard to get off dirt** Thanks so much everyone, I am sorry I didn't consider this before posting. It really looked like something was wrong with her. It took a couple soakings, I used a washcloth with some warm water and baby soap and eventually everything washed off. Thanks again!


    Yesterday I posted in the gender community about this little laddies questionable gender. When i took pictures of her yesterday she looked great!
    Yesterdays Picture:
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    This mornings picture:
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    It has been very hot the last week here in Oregon but the last two days it's been tolerable, today rainy! She's eating great, could this be from a lack of water? I had to put their water container on some bricks (still reachable) so they would stop getting shavings in it. I noticed yesterday they didn't seem to drink alot of it, but did see some of the girls drinking it just fine.

    On a side note, I did feed them warm oatmeal the other morning but if it burnt her, wouldn't it show up before now?

    Thanks,
    Linda
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2008
  2. catlikethief

    catlikethief Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know?? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Sorry, I don't get pics at all, so can't tell.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are you refering to the increased redness? I don't see anything else. Could you be more specific in what you are talking about that I don't see?
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Or are you talking about the dirt on the bottom of her comb?
     
  6. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she means the black that seems to be around the bottom edges of the wattles. I have no idea though, myself [​IMG]
     
  7. catlikethief

    catlikethief Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Sorry, you're right I should have been more clear. The under lining of the wattle has a crusty blackness to it, some puss scabs and few dry cracks. In the first picture (maybe I am the only one who can tell since i took it) you can see that it's just normal bright red, nothing wrong in appearance.
     
  8. catlikethief

    catlikethief Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Well I am talking about that area, but it is not dirt. I thought it was so I went to wipe it off but it's just the red changing color.
     
  9. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can see the black "eye liner" and black along the edge. I'm sorry though, I don't know what it is. Someone will be along soon to help you.
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think I see some blood on her comb in the 2nd pic too. I would say somebody beat her up good. At least that's what it looks like to me.

    Jody
     

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