Chickens are kept in a dry, clean room, yet constantly wet and dirty feathers in the neck area, the case began. What is it and what to do? (Yuri)
Hello. I dare to suggest that your birds are sick with some kind of cold. And it can also be a poisoning or fungal infection due to high humidity. Perhaps somewhere in the room condensate is released or water is improperly arranged. Although in appearance it may seem that everything is dry.
What should be done?
To get started, look closer at the chickens themselves, because the feathers on the neck can be wetted with secretions from the beak for certain diseases. If the birds are all right, then follow them for a while and try to find the cause. You did not mention the litter. For optimum comfort, it should also be dry and deep. Perhaps somewhere there is a source of moisture and moisture.
A floor without bedding, especially concrete, often becomes the cause of different ailments. Now should be properly organized watering. Water should be enough for everyone and at the same time it should not be sprayed and should not be dirty. You should also come up with something that does not quickly pollute the water. Now about how to treat the sick.
Before starting any treatment, it is best to contact a veterinarian. Let him examine patients on the spot, determine the disease and prescribe treatment. However, if for some reason there is no veterinarian, then in your case it is worth using broad-spectrum antibiotics, for example, from a tetracycline group. You should also enter into the diet of patients with some kind of vitamin and mineral complexes.
Be sure to drink antibiotics of all chickens, including healthy ones. When carrying out all operations in the hen house, observe sanitary standards. The hen house itself should also be sanitized. Unfortunately, I can not help more, because the symptoms of the disease are not described.