Polish roo getting picked bald? And he likes it?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rhetoric, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. rhetoric

    rhetoric In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2008
    Western New York
    Our Polish Roo (3 months?) has what looks like a bloody bald spot on the top of his head. Saw the other chickens pecking at it and the Roo didn't seem to mind the pecking. Don't know if the pecking is causing the troubles or if something else is up. I can't imagine they are picking on him -- he is small, but cocky (pun intended) and he doesn't take crap from anyone, including the Australian Shepherd. I don't want roosters, but I don't want him to die a miserable death w/ some nasty disease.
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Quote:Check for mites.

    I have found with a few of my birds who were picked badly that they just sit
    and let the other birds do it. I'd put some Vicks Rub or VetRx on his head. The
    other birds hate the taste and will stop picking.

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