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skin disease??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tobit, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. tobit

    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was holding my rooster this morning and whilst looking through his feathers I noticed some very odd patches on his skin, they were circular, and a dark purple colour. They were raised from his normal skin like a volcano with some white crusty bits on it, at the top of the "volcano" there was a small white patch with white furry fluff (looked like white hairs). the whole purple patch felt pretty hard and I could actually feel one on his leg through his feathers as a hard lump. He has 3 of these (maybe more) ranging from 0.5 to 1.5 cm across. Any idea what this could be? I'll try to get some photos of them tomorrow morning
     
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    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    We will look forward to seeing pictures. Was he vaccinated for Mareks disease? He could have some type of injury or peck wounds, but it could possibly be the skin form of Mareks disease, or something like fowl pox.
     
  3. tobit

    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No he wasn't vaccinated against marek's to my knowledge (I've owned him since he was 12 hours old). Hmm that could be true, but he has at least 3 of these, 2 on his neck (one on the back and one to the side/near his crop) and one on his leg, which would make it very unusual if they are wounds?

    I will post photos tomorrow morning (morning in UK time lol)
     
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    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Mareks disease


    The photos below are of fowl pox:

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    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've tried to take some photos of the affected area, here they are, thoughts?

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    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These both don't look quite the same as what my rooster has, but I've had a look at all sorts of chicken diseases and couldn't come closer than these photos either!
     
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    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I can't see that well to help you identify anything. Could they be peck wounds that have abscessed, or could there be ingrown feathers? The purple spots are puzzling. Would it be possible to trim feathers around one of the lesions to see it better?
     
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    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah it's very hard to get a good shot through the feathers! Great idea, I'll trim some feathers away and try and for son better photos!
     
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    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are photos after I trimmed around one of the areas:

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    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its very hard and feels like a solid cone shaped lump in his skin, the white top is very fluffy and just feels like fur
     

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