Beloved rooster is having troubles

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Little Miss, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Little Miss

    Little Miss In the Brooder

    Aug 1, 2012
    My rooster, Charles, is having troubles with his neck. One side is bald except, for lack of a better discription, little nubs where the poofy part of his feathers used to be. The skin is red and very hot to the touch. Some of the feather nubs are bleeding and it seems painful when touched. The rest of the feathers surrounding his neck and the red area are very thin and brittle. I am not sure whether there is something wrong with his skin or my male guinea hens are attacking him. In either case, I need to know what to do to fix it.

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hard to say without seeing a picture, but most likely something is pecking at his neck. Guineas sometimes display a 'pack' mentality and decide to attack a particular bird. Keep an eye on him to assure this is not what is happening.

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