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Sick Chic HELP
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KIm    Posted 06-26-2004 at 08:22:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Here's a picture of our sick chicken, any suggestions?


KellyGa    Posted 06-26-2004 at 08:28:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
The picture is all weewonky looking, but if that is a raw spot I see, I would look for mites. I would also get some pure vitamin E oil and rub on the area to sooth any itching. What is she doing? Plucking out her feathers?


Which end is that!    Posted 06-26-2004 at 08:26:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think I see a head in there but it looks more like the egg production end.

It's hard to tell from the picture. It may just be molting,it may be sick and other hens are pecking it. It may be parasites. Any other symptoms?

Cindi


KellyGa    Posted 06-26-2004 at 08:30:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Another question, is she acting sick? Or does she just look bad?


Kim    Posted 06-26-2004 at 08:45:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The picture is of the vent area. She is oozing and all crusty. I think we have decided to cull her to save the rest. Some of the e-mails I've been getting tell me to do all sorts of stuff and then she will probably die anyway. I've only been doing this for a week and have learned the value of not taking chickens from someone else. I've also been told not to eat her eggs, we have been eating the eggs. I have thrown out all the rest. We don't know which ones are hers.
I'm very discurraged right now.

Kim


Bkeepr    Posted 06-26-2004 at 14:55:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kim:

Hard to say. Only time we've had anything like that was when we had a chicken that got a small injury during the summer that we didn't notice and maggots got into the wound. Turned ugly very fast. Not hard to cure once we noticed though, but pretty gross nevertheless.

I'd say culling may be the best course of action. Don't be discouraged, chickens are fun and easy, but if you don't know about them, it is best to start with your own peepies and grow your skills and knowledge with them.

good luck,
Tom A


Cindi    Posted 06-26-2004 at 08:47:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, honey, based on the new facts, I think you have been wisely directed. I hate to see it happen, but it may be the best thing for you and for her.


KellyGa    Posted 06-26-2004 at 09:01:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, I agree. :(


Kim    Posted 06-26-2004 at 09:02:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for your help! It's nice to have a place to be able to ask questions.



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