Get the red out!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by idahoan, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. idahoan

    idahoan In the Brooder

    Aug 6, 2008
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    I have a rooster that had lice. I am 99% sure they are gone.
    The rooster has a partial featherless neck that is bright red and also same problem on both sides of his vent. I tried Blue Kote and also some salve. But neither seem to help. He is healthy, eats well, and is darn right mean. None of the hens have this feather loss problem as they are all in great health. Tonight I tried putting two sided tape on the roost to determine if the problem is mites.
    Although, I have used the flashlight to find mites but have not seen any. Does anyone know what can heal up is skin? It looks like a bad sunburn.[​IMG][​IMG]
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    I think if one chicken has them, all the chickens will have them.
    Could the hens be picking at the roo?

    If he's got lice, you should be able to see clumps around the base of the feathers. If mites, lift the feathers and check the skin, you'll see them running around. If you don't see either, I suspect the hens are picking at him.

    For the redness, I've been told not to apply anything like sunscreen, it makes the problem worse. Maybe you could tie a little bandana around his neck and he'd look cool? [​IMG]

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