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Rooster Scratches off neck Feathers

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Hi guys,
My silkie rooster is drawing a bit of blood. Not much, but this has been going on for @1 month or so. I thought he would stop, but he has not. He scratches his neck behind his head and takes off his feathers and draws a bit of blood. He has a "bald spot" on his neck. He keeps scratching; I have caught him in the act. How can I get him to stop or can you guys tell me whats wrong? Is something bothering him?
Thanks I can get pics tomorrow.
Edited by Cynthia 085 - 9/20/15 at 8:33pm
post #2 of 7
Have you checked him for lice, mites, ticks, certainly try to see why he's scratching, a full body check is in order, then maybe a dusting with poultry lice powder.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 7
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Ok I can check him tomorrow. Last time I checked him (2days ago?) he was fine. I will check him out and update you. Thanks smile.png
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post #5 of 7
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Sorry I could not re-size the picture. He has no mites, lice, or anything.
He does have a crossbeak and does not take dust showers. What can I do to get him to stop?
Thanks
Edited by Cynthia 085 - 9/21/15 at 9:10pm
post #6 of 7
That looks like his feathers are growing back in, sometimes they can't get the shaft casing off and it can be itchy, perhaps you could try removing some of it for him, kinds use you fingernails to loosen them up and work them off.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
post #7 of 7
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Ok I will try that. Thanks smile.png
Glad is nothing serious.
Edited by Cynthia 085 - 9/21/15 at 10:49pm
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