spot on rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickener, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. chickener

    chickener In the Brooder

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    there is a spot about 2 cm high on my rir rooster locted just below the tail
    anybody have any idea of what it could be?

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  2. Rafa

    Rafa In the Brooder

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    I'm so pleased you have put this post on as I have been searching this site for the same answer! My year old hen has also got one in the same place and keeps pecking at it. She has been sat on the nest for 26 days so I presumed it was something to do with being broody, but obviously not. Hope someone can answer us both please
     
  3. chickener

    chickener In the Brooder

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    well lets hope someone can help
     
  4. Rafa

    Rafa In the Brooder

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    Anyone Please!!!!!!
     
  5. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet 9 Years

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    Its probably the oil gland. the bird will peck it to spread oil over her beak and then to her feathers. hope this helps!
     
  6. chickener

    chickener In the Brooder

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    Tanichca thanks for the reply
    checked the other hens and couldnt see this spot on any of them, could it be only roosters and broodys get them?
     
  7. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Songster

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    My Red Stars have these spots also. I also think that most of my other ones have it also. I freaked out the first time I saw it on a girl, then I saw it on most of the girls so then I was not as worried when I saw it on more than one. To be honest I am not sure if my 2 boys have them or not. Can't pick up and hold them like my girls.
     

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