Rooster's red butt

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrkep, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. mrkep

    mrkep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2010
    Richwood , Ohio
    Our Buckeye roo's butt is red & no feathers. Usually he is standing straight up and yelling, but today he bent over for something and we saw the red,featherless area just below the tail feathers. He didn't want to submit to a closer inspection at the time, I will try to check it after dark tonite. so should I blu-kote the area? Do you suppose it is because someone is picking at him or what? He doesn't seem to be uncomfortable, but it sure looks that way!
  2. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Glenfield, ny
    So were you able to inspect him better? Is he the only Roo or are there others? Any reason you think he might be getting picked on by other chickens or Roos?

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