Rooster Has something Really Wrong with Butt Area

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jakesnake2323, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Jakesnake2323

    Jakesnake2323 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been away skiing for a few days, and when I returned I found him to look like this.
    Please help I don't know what to do. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    That doesn't look too bad. I would first try to pull that crud off (looks like stuck piece of poo over the vent, so you MUST get this off, he will die from not being able to poo). Then I would wash up the area and start looking for lice or mites as either of those can cause irritation around the vent area (that redness you're seeing on his skin, the urge to pick the feathers there), as well as diarrhea. Rarely, roosters can also get vent gleet. Is it sickly sweet smelling? Or just smells like normal gross poop?
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    He may have some constipation, but the redness below the vent looks like he has been feather picked or maybe has vent gleet. Clean his bum off in a warm bath (epsom salts would help) and put some Nustock cream on him. It will help either the picking or vent gleet. I would give him a little buttermilk or probiotics to help his gut bacteria. Here is a link about vent gleet: http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/12/vent-gleet-prevention-and-treatment.html
     

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