rooster's red bottom

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by anniemac, May 16, 2009.

  1. anniemac

    anniemac Hatching

    Mar 16, 2009
    East Tennessee
    My rooster has very red, raw looking skin on his right side under his wing, but not real close to his bottom. The area is featherless. He's 1.6 years old - I've had him since late March. He is otherwise happy and healthy- eating, drinking, crowing. It is difficult to see the affected area because his wing covers it completely. I don't think he's molting, but that could be what's happening. I'll have help tomorrow so that I can pick him up and more closely look at the area. He preens and picks often at his feathers but I haven't noticed a lot of his feathers on the ground. Any ideas? Thanks.

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