Skin rotting on live rooster - help its nasty with graphic pics

BairleaFarm

Songster
8 Years
May 3, 2011
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Georgetown, KY
Ive got a roo whos maybe a year old. Hes been fine and i noticed 2 days ago he wasnt standing tall like he normally does. Today during a photo shoot i picked him up and he smells bad. like rotting flesh. Under close look the feathers are nasty and falling out on his back. I didnt notice because he looks fine until you move the top layer. The skin is black/brown and is hard if you tap it. Smells horrible and there is no sign of any injury. Never seen it and would like to know if i need to kill him.







 
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GoldDogsMom

Songster
8 Years
Aug 10, 2011
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Ooh, that doesn't look good. I don't have any advice but this should bump your post up the line. Good Luck with your Roo!
 

nzpouter

Songster
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Jan 19, 2009
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new zealand
cut the feathers around the area and expose it to air and light, the smell must've come from somewhere with an open cut....
 

BairleaFarm

Songster
8 Years
May 3, 2011
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Georgetown, KY
I think the smell my be decaying feathers and such I plan to cull him but want to be sure its nothing major. It i dont know by tomorrow he will be dead.
 

Ducklvr

In the Brooder
9 Years
Dec 22, 2010
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OH! wow that's nasty! I have no clue what it could be though!

Best wishes!
 

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