Chooks with red backsides

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mollers, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Mollers

    Mollers New Egg

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    Hi all

    First time poster but long time reader. I live in Australia and have 6 backyard chooks, 4 of them are 1 1/2 years old and 2 newbies are just over 20 weeks. The 4 older girls have been developing red raw areas over their backsides and legs that are devoid of feathers and look quite red. My chicken supplier thought that it may indicate worms but I have treated with Piperazine to no effect. I have attached some photos and am hoping that you may be able to help if you have seen something similar.

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  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm kind of at a loss. Have you dusted for lice and mites??? I've never seen this before, but that's my first thought.
     
  3. Mollers

    Mollers New Egg

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    I haven't done that yet but I thought if they had mites they might be missing feathers all over rather than just on the rear end and legs?

    Thanks for the reply [​IMG]
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You will want to follow up the piperazine with another wormer to get the rest of the types of worms. Damage from mites and lice commonly first shows up on rear ends. You will want to check or treat for leg mites as well.

    Here is a short but excellent thread on all these subjects:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=226143
     
  5. Mollers

    Mollers New Egg

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    Thanks ddawn, appreciate the guidance [​IMG]
     

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