Help! What is wrong with my rooster's vent area?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by umanduhbree, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. umanduhbree

    umanduhbree Out Of The Brooder

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    Aug 6, 2011
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    Today while we my DH and I were cleaning out our coop, my chickens were going to town on our sunflowers, and having a great time eating the seeds. I just happen to look over and see Alpha Roo's back side as he bent over to get some seeds. That's when I noticed that below his vent was a large patch of red. So once they were all in the coop half asleep we snuck in and checked out his vent. The vent looks fine, but under it all the skin is inflamed. It looks like a patch of red blisters. I looked for mites, but can't see any evidence. He's been acting just like the Alpha he is, and I can't find any information about this on line. Does anyone have any ideas on what could be going on? Or even where I should start to get this solved? I have 26 other chickens and haven't noticed anything with the others.

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    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Wow..that is odd looking! Did you try a google search? It almost looks like a bunch of little boils! Do you have some Neosporin (no pain killer in it)? I'd put that on there tonight..can't hurt. And see if someone on here knows what it is!
     
  3. umanduhbree

    umanduhbree Out Of The Brooder

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    I spent over an hour googling looking for this on some other bird, but I can't find anything that looks like this, or a description matching this.
     

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