Minorca missing neck feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Johnny0, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Johnny0

    Johnny0 Hatching

    Nov 17, 2012
    HI, I have a black Minorca rooster that Isis missing most of the feathers on one side of his neck. The scin is white and slIguly scabby and you can see the broken feather tips sticking out and sometimes a bi of dried blood. I've seen him scratching there and I believe it may be an irritation caused by his massive comb and wattle (or whatever you call the hanging bit beneath his beak) which has been compounded by all the scratching, but I'm wondering if it could be anything else and if there might be a way to fix it. It makes an otherwise beautiful bird look rather hideous. It's been like this for about a year. Thanks for any help.
  2. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Crowing

    Oct 14, 2010
    Jurupa Valley, CA
    This has been going on for a year and you just now ask for help??????
    Without seeing a picture of him its hard to tell what might be the problem. You can however treat the raw skin with anti-itch creme to see if that might help stop the itchiness.

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