Rooster Scratches off neck Feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cynthia 085, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. Cynthia 085

    Cynthia 085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys,
    My silkie rooster is drawing a bit of blood. Not much, but this has been going on for @1 month or so. I thought he would stop, but he has not. He scratches his neck behind his head and takes off his feathers and draws a bit of blood. He has a "bald spot" on his neck. He keeps scratching; I have caught him in the act. How can I get him to stop or can you guys tell me whats wrong? Is something bothering him?
    Thanks I can get pics tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2015
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    Have you checked him for lice, mites, ticks, certainly try to see why he's scratching, a full body check is in order, then maybe a dusting with poultry lice powder.
     
  3. Cynthia 085

    Cynthia 085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I can check him tomorrow. Last time I checked him (2days ago?) he was fine. I will check him out and update you. Thanks :)
     
  4. Cynthia 085

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  5. Cynthia 085

    Cynthia 085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I could not re-size the picture. He has no mites, lice, or anything.
    He does have a crossbeak and does not take dust showers. What can I do to get him to stop?
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2015
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    That looks like his feathers are growing back in, sometimes they can't get the shaft casing off and it can be itchy, perhaps you could try removing some of it for him, kinds use you fingernails to loosen them up and work them off.
     
  7. Cynthia 085

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    Ok I will try that. Thanks :)
    Glad is nothing serious.
     
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