Rashy Bottom

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Arrowheadfarm, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Arrowheadfarm

    Arrowheadfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Any idea what is causing this and how to cure it? Some birds spots on bottoms is larger than others but all 10 birds seem to have this rashy area. Plus, a few look like they are getting their tail feathers picked out.

    Suggestions? Thoughts?
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  2. Arrowheadfarm

    Arrowheadfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is another view
     
  3. helenalex

    helenalex New Egg

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    Hmm, this looks similar to something two of my four hens (both around 22 weeks old) have. They seem to be pecking their own feathers around the vent and between their legs, but i can't spot any mice/lice. One has also plucked feathers from her thoughs too.

    Any ideas anyone?
     
  4. helenalex

    helenalex New Egg

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    I forgot to mention, they've both broken their skin a little, but both are also at the bottom of the pecking order so it may be other birds getting in on the pecking action too, hard to tell. I've not observed any untoward signs of bullying recently though.
     
  5. Arrowheadfarm

    Arrowheadfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    In addition to the rash, they are missing some back tail feathers. What is causing this? Behavior or disease?
     
  6. yadaguhtoo

    yadaguhtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like mites to me :-(
     

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