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I am new to having chickens and I need some help! My chickens are 6 months old.. I just noticed a decent size patch on one of my chickens back near her tail feathers that is featherless. A few new feathers are growing in here and there but I do not know what would have caused this. I don't think it is molting but I have no clue! Help!
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I am new to having chickens and I need some help! My chickens are 6 months old.. I just noticed a decent size patch on one of my chickens back near her tail feathers that is featherless. A few new feathers are growing in here and there but I do not know what would have caused this. I don't think it is molting but I have no clue! Help!


Welcome to BYC!

There are a few different possible causes to this issue.  Do you have any cockerels or roosters in the flock?  Have you inspected the bird(s) for signs of external parasites (lice/mites)?  Have you noticed any picking between birds?  Can you take a photo of the bird that shows the area that is in question and post it here so we can see what you are seeing?

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First lets welcome you.... :welcome

 

It may be other chickens are pecking her.   Check to see if there are any parasites like mites on her. :idunno

 

WISHING YOU BEST

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I do not have any roosters in my flock and there has not been any picking that I have seen or seen evidence of. I did not inspect her for mites or lice yet I did not see any in the area in question. I tried to upload a picture of it but for some reason it will not let me post it.
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Welcome to BYC!
There are a few different possible causes to this issue.  Do you have any cockerels or roosters in the flock?  Have you inspected the bird(s) for signs of external parasites (lice/mites)?  Have you noticed any picking between birds?  Can you take a photo of the bird that shows the area that is in question and post it here so we can see what you are seeing?
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