Dark Brahma legs are all red and missing feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dbhemphill, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. dbhemphill

    dbhemphill Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2012
    Any ideas what might be going on with my Dark Brahma rooster? I noticed the leg feathers were getting thinner by the day and then his legs began looking red where the feathers used to be....I thought maybe it was scaly leg, so I spayed him for about a week. (He did not enjoy this!) But it did not seem to help much. Tonight I held him and my wife put some neosporin cream in some of the more raw looking areas...then we coated his leg with vaseline. We have not noticed any of the barred rock hens pecking at his legs, would he be pecking at his own legs?

    Any other suggestions?
  2. aaajjss1

    aaajjss1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2011
    San Diego Ca
    My Light Brahma Roo went thru that a few weeks ago but it cleared up by itself and his feathers are coming back, His long tail feathers also fell out. I think maybe he was molting, but check for mites to be on the safe side
  3. lisa523

    lisa523 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2014
    I have this same problem with my light brahma rooster now. Did your's clear up?

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