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Strange feather loss

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My black sex link has some weird feather loss. It's only on one wing and her head. Her head feathers look like the ends have been broken off. I have 3 chickens total and only she is showing this. She is still laying daily and eating well.
This just started happening a few weeks ago. They aren't any worse the when I first noticed. I had to start keeping them in their house more because they were escaping my yard. Any help would be great.
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Welcome to BYC!

How old is your bird?  You mentioned that you have recently begun keeping them confined more - how does that change compare to the time when you noticed this change in your bird's feathering?

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post #3 of 5

possibly the others are pecking her.

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The birds are around a year old I think. They started laying in July so maybe a little less then a year. It started happening right after they were confined more. Her feathers haven't gotten worse in the last few weeks though. My mom thought it could possibly be a protein deficiency.
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Confinement has likely caused a picking issue to set in. How many birds are being held together and in how much space?
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