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No feathers on chickens' necks??

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They are not molting. They have no pin feathers on there necks and it seems to be getting worse. I haven't seen any signs of mites or skin irritation. They have been missing their feathers since the ending of February, which was when I started noticing. It is only a couple of birds but would like to know what the heck is going on.

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

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Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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post #2 of 5

Do you keep a rooster?  Can you post a few pictures of your birds?

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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I will post pictures when able. Roosters and hens have it. It's definitely not a mating mark. Their necks are naked like ostriches.

"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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post #4 of 5
Is it all the way around or just patchy? Is it allmyour birds? How many? I had a feather picker once who had a preference for neck feathers and would pick on the birds when they were roosting. Some birds would just let her, others would move away. You might sit and observe after tey roost to see if that might be happening.
post #5 of 5
I'm dealing with the same thing. A few of my girls have some missing spots on the neck or thinned out areas on the neck. I sprinkle DE throughout the coop and haven't seen any mites, etc. Theyre totally healthy otherwise, but look a bit scraggly. I don't have a roo and haven't noticed more pecking than usual.
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