rooster has missing feathers and redness on neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pollux, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Pollux

    Pollux New Egg

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    this is my rooster George. he is missing feathers on his neck and now his wing and the skin on his neck is red.

    he is a road island red mix.
    he is about 5 years old.
    he seems to be behaving normaly.
    he doesnt seem to have any wounds or injurys.
    he has been eating normally - laying pellet and grain, vegetable scraps, shell grit and water.
    i have hens.

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    is this moulting or some kind of problem?

    thank you.
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    He is molting.
     
  3. Pollux

    Pollux New Egg

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    what about the redness?
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    It is common when they are molting.
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Naked chicken skin isn't golden brown [​IMG] it turns red.
    Looks like he's moulting to me also.
     
  6. Pollux

    Pollux New Egg

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    thank you very much [​IMG].

    also did you notice the jagged look of the pin hairs on his wing, is that ok?
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yes, they can look really motheaten when they're having a hard moult...
    Give him a little bit of catfood for extra protein. Or mealworms.
     
  8. Pollux

    Pollux New Egg

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    thank you.
     

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