smelly hen limping

Posted by: David W.

smelly hen limping - 05/30/07 08:26 PM

I have a year old buff orp. that just started limping today. When I went to check on her I noticed she smelled pretty awful. I know that the old timers used to say that the smell was mites and I've treated about 3 months ago. I can treat again but was wondering if maybe there is something else that I need to know about smelly limping hens. BTW, the old rooster has rode her so much she has lost most of her back feathers and she seems to be going broody, clucking around and all. Right now, I put her in the broody pen with the setting hens. I thought at least she could get some peace from the other chickens that way.

I appreciate any advice.

Dave