I feel so sorry for my roo!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jrhodes, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. jrhodes

    jrhodes Out Of The Brooder

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    My poor rooster has lost all of his feathers. I can even see his skin and it is a bright red. At first I thought he was molting, but now I am worried it might be something else. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do? This has been going on for about 6 weeks.[​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Have you checked for mites?
     
  3. jrhodes

    jrhodes Out Of The Brooder

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    No, I haven't. I don't really know what to look for. Can you tell me?
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I make twice weekly checks for mites. I go into the coop after dark and use a flashlight to look for the mites around the chickens vent area and in the corners and crevices of the coop.
    I stole this link from Ridgerunner to help you out:

    http://ohioline.osu.edu/vme-fact/0018.html
     

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