my rooster is not getting better

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Billys chickens, Aug 23, 2014.

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    hi i have a rir rooster and he was with three hens i have noticed about 1 month ago that all around his vent area he has lost just about all the feathera there and it is dark red and hot and painful when i touch it it is also on the side of his wings i have tried bathing him with dawn and warm water then when he dried i put de earth on him about 1 a week for 3 weeks and i just bathed him again 2 days ago idk what else to try i am somewhat new to the chickens please help me
     
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    errrr that looks painful. my roo had that once, i first tried bathing him in warm water and disinfectant to kill any bacteria, but then what really made a difference was when i started changing his diet; i added onion, garlic and apple to their normal food. also, i would keep him away from the hens in case they get it too. im no expert but this helped my rooster, please keep us updated!
     
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    i have him in a seperate pen all by him self and thankyou for the advice
     
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    happy to help! also i like your profile pic!!! i recently got turkey and they're soooo fun!!!
     
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    thank you his name is tom he was 65 pounds when i got him i put him on a diet and now hes down to 30 he could barely walk hes doing great now except his tail feathers are like failing apart and wont grow thats a old picture i want him to look pretty again but idk what to do for that either if you have any ideas let me know
     
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    I'm very new to turkey do I can't help u, all I've been doing is asking byc-turkey form hahahaha
     

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