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

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BairleaFarm, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Songster

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    ahh crap. so i went out and looked at him again and he looked worse. I went ahead a killed him for further examination. I will no change my response to the maggots. Or at least i think they are maggots. I checked every bird last friday. Wings, vents, skin, etc when we did the NPIP. What could have gotten him so quick. Skin was completely missing on his back and teh maggots or whatever they are where in his vent.

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  2. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Songster

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    sitting on the toilet
    i dont mean to hurt your feelings but you should kill him
     
  3. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Songster

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    your not and i did before i took the pictures.
     
  4. mystang89

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    Spider bite? Brown recluse, Black widow? Only things I know of that make that kinda mark unknown. Kinda nasty with the maggots and all though.
     
  5. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Songster

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    Gosh I have no idea! Sorry you had to go through that.... [​IMG]
     
  6. Ksane

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    It looks to me like he's at the healing stage already. Years ago I had a chicken attacked by a dog (before I actually got chickens on purpose, this was a stray/neighbor chicken). I cleaned her up, etc and when she started healing that's just what it looked like. Tight, blackened skin. After time the new skin grew in. She stayed around here and the neighbors for a long time and was fine.
    Never mind-just saw the maggot pics and about yacked. For his own peace it's good you put him down.
     
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  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Can I guess and say poisonous spider or snake bite that actually has venom that eats flesh??? I'm sorry [​IMG]
     
  8. leadwolf1

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    So sorry about your roo...but I'm glad you did the right thing and put the poor thing down. I agree, looks like a bite from a poisonous something. Necrotic tissue without a known wound...poor guy!
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Wow, how awful for both of you. You did the right thing. [​IMG] I would get some seven dust just in case and give the coop a good dusting. [​IMG]
     
  10. chkn

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    I know the wound looked incurable but next time no matter how bad it is, clean him up and put SWAT on (from the feed store). I swear by it!!! It'll kill all the maggots and let him heal.
     

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