Red, leathery skin around vent on rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Betsy57, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Betsy57

    Betsy57 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Been rather windy here lately and thankful that it has! As the wind blew, I saw my rooster's bottom and there is a red patch of skin around his vent. The vent is fine. The patch of red skin is about 4" in diameter. It isn't hot to the touch but the skin looks like cauliflower. The skin is dry, no wound or anything. Any ideas?! I want my poor Red the Rooster, Rhode Island Red, well. The skin is textured kinda like the red "skin" on his comb and area around his head/mouth. Away from the 4" patch, the skin is normal. Could this just be him? Or some kind of bacteria from his vent? HELP please! He doesn't seem to be bothered by it. Let's me put Blue Kote on it. Doesn't act like it hurts when I touch the skin.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012

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