Naked Necks with dry, peeling neck and crop skin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by drpeetz, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. drpeetz

    drpeetz New Egg

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    I have Naked Neck hens with dry, peeling skin on their necks and crops. I have tried different creams, vitamin E, vaseline and aloe vera gel with no results. I feed them good quality layer feed, black oil sunflower seeds, vegetables, greens, cabbage, and some mealworms for a treat. Their coop and run are covered so very little sun is coming in. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can put on their necks or add to their food to help with this problem? Thanks
     
  2. Snow bunny

    Snow bunny Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I have naked necks too. I haven't had this problem, but I might be able to help.

    Every two to four weeks I add sulfur and amino acids to the drinking water. I also use Apple Cider Vinegar. Give on each change of water when they are moulting.

    My girls have a choice of sunshine or shade in their coop and run. So where you coop is covered, try to let them into the sun as well. They like it a bit warmer than other chickens.

    Chickens like meat, fruit and vegetable. No citrus or onions. I never give them a poultry mix bought already mixed. I buy the food separately and mix my own.

    Plenty of water should be available to hydrate them.

    I hope this helps
     

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