Yellow fluid under wings. What disease is this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FrostWhiteChickens, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. My Chickens has yellow fluid under their wings. I cannot see where it comes from. They have no obvious wounds on their bodies. There's no bad smell. They can eat and do normal activities. What worries me is that most of the chickens in the flock have this problem. Does anyone know what disease is this?
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  2. Nardo

    Nardo Crowing

    Sep 26, 2014
    North Texas
    My Coop
    Any swelling around the eyes or comb?
  3. No swelling. They only have yellow fluid on their bodies. It's mainly around the wings, but also on the backs. The feathers with fluid started to decay.
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Can you wash/flush those areas, trim away the feathers so you can get a better look at the skin?
    Photos of what you see would be good too.
    Looks like there is probably fluid in the areas pointed out.

    Where are you located in the world (state/country)?
    How old are the birds?
    How many are affected?
    What type of food/treats do you feed?
    Were any of these birds vaccinated - if so, what for?
  5. I trimmed the feather and here's the photo:

    The birds are 9 months old. The whole flock has 15 chickens and all of them have this problem. I feed them corn and cabbage. They're not vaccinated, because of my lack of experience.... Is this symptom common among chickens? Does anyone know what should I do?
  6. Suzi18

    Suzi18 Crossing the Road

    Apr 4, 2017
    Sandusky Ohio
    Hopefully you feed them more than just corn and cabbage?
  7. ShannonR

    ShannonR Songster

    Sep 17, 2015
    My first guess would have been a parasite issue of some sort, or maybe fungus... right up until you said corn and cabbage. Maybe nutritional also in that case
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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Frankly, I don't know what is going on with your birds, but it may very well be related to their diet. What you are feeding does not provide adequate nutrition. I would switch to a balanced commercial ration if they were my birds.
  9. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Where are you located in the world (state/country)?

    Do you have access to a complete nutritonally balanced poultry feed?

    If you only feed them corn and cabbage, nutritional deficiency could be at least part of the problem.
    Let us know what you have available, we can try to help you.

    At 9 months old, do these girls lay eggs?
  10. Thanks. I'm in New York state. What is the nutrition I need to give them? They do not lay eggs and they look small.

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