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red butt syndrome

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by madam truefire, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. madam truefire

    madam truefire New Egg

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    Hi, I'm a pet sitter and have taken care of these darlings many times. Last week, Rhode Island Red had the red butt syndrome, and 2 days later was lying down and obviously moribund. Owners had to put her down.
    I am taking care of the other two, and one now has the same red butt syndrome.
    As I am a microbiologist, this appears contagious. What on earth do I do to help her?
    Thanks. Madam Truefire
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] sorry but I draw a blank at "red butt syndrome," sometimes chickens will peck each other raw there but, when the perp is removed from the flock, feathers grow back.
     

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