bright red skin rash

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by beachnutx6, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. beachnutx6

    beachnutx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have (8) 9 month old chickens(first time owner) that have been doing great with the exception of some feather picking by a couple One in particular has a lot of feathers missing on rear around the base of her tail. I've noticed in the past couple of days how red it has gotten - no blood or injuries, but it is a speckled rash, almost like hives. I thought it might be from our cold temps and high winds the past day or so and she just had chapped butt! I tried coating with vaseline but it doesn't look any better today. Any thoughts?
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you checked for mites and lice? They can cause reddened, irritated skin.
     
  3. beachnutx6

    beachnutx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see anything. The picture does not show it well. It's spotty and then there are large red patches. Someone told me that mites only come in the warm weather?? She had just bare skin for quite awhile....and then this red rash just showed up.
     

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