Banty rooster has bright red skin; what causes this?

melanie

Songster
10 Years
Feb 16, 2009
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Texas
My banty rooster is 2-3 years old. He's had this bright red skin, almost as bright as his comb for over a year. It's on his belly (?), sorry don't know chicken terms. Anyway, I've seen other places like around the edge of his wing. He's very healthy and gets DE dips regulary. I even gave him a flea shampoo at one point. I don't think he has mites. Does anyone know what causes this? I have a video of him floating in the (dog) pool and you can see it.

 

Lollipop

Songster
10 Years
Feb 12, 2009
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Pike Co., GA & Palm Beach Co., FL
Not sure why he would have bare spots like that, but the red skin is from exposure. It doesn`t hurt, it isn`t inflamed, it`s not lice/mites, and it isn`t bad for any reason. It`s just exposure and any exposed chicken skin will turn bright red like their combs...........Pop
 

melanie

Songster
10 Years
Feb 16, 2009
131
8
128
Texas
OK, well I had no idea and that makes sense. He roosts on a cedar limb in a coop and the bare spots are where the limb touches his skin. Thank you. I knew it wasn't bothering him, but could not figure out what caused it.
 

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