PICS OF ROOSTER GOING BALD! WHITE CRESTED POLISH. HELP!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cstruscott, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. cstruscott

    cstruscott New Egg

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    Help! My rooster is losing his headdress! His feathers are coming out and leaving a barren head. This can't be molting and I can't imagine that the hens are pecking him. Please let me know any ideas as to what it is and what to do about it. I enclosing one picture of him in good health, and two pictures of his terrible looking head. Help!


    Here he is in good health.
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    NOW LOOK AT HIM!!![​IMG]
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    Last edited: Sep 29, 2008
  2. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MItes? another roo?
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Interesting - are his feather shafts NORMALLY yellow?
     
  4. cstruscott

    cstruscott New Egg

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    He is the only rooster I have. The yellow color is more pronounced than usual, I don't know why. Do mites look like this?
     
  5. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a WC Black Polish roo who looked just like that, one of your other chickens is pecking them out. I had to get rid of mine because I could not get the girls to stop. Separate him and get them grown back in they might not bother it once it is re-grown.
     
  6. cstruscott

    cstruscott New Egg

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    It has to be a hen doing this damage. I'll separate him and let the feathers grow back in. Thanks for the advice!!
     

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