bald spot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rooneytune, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Rooneytune

    Rooneytune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed on my roo that he has a bald spot on his neck! It is about 1 inch wide and 2-3 inches long. It doesn;t look like he scrapped it on any thing, he just looks like he go plucked! What could cause this and what should I doo?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello!

    A few things come to mind.....One is that he could have been pecked by a hen, (hen-pecked haha), or that he could have scraped his neck and feathers came off. Sometimes they get to running around very quickly, and don't watch where they're going.....

    OR, it could be a parasite like mites or lice. In any event, you will need to catch him, and really look in his feathers down by the skin, checking near his vent area and also under the wings....Those little critters can HIDE.

    If he has parasites, Seven Dust works great.

    Good luck, I sure hope it's nothing.....

    Sharon
     
  3. Rooneytune

    Rooneytune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where can I get seven dust? is it something specific to chickens?
     

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