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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by djones, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. djones

    djones New Egg

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    I am new to this. This is my first post. So here goes.
    I have 15 Australorps (some are mixed), and 7 new chicks that I incubated.

    My Rooster and one hen have a bare spot under their beak on the neck. Anyone know what this is about? Is it normal? All chickens (except the new ones) seem to be molting or they are pulling each other's feathers out.
     
  2. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. sewincircle

    sewincircle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hello! Welcome. I am sure someone will come along with an answer! I wish I could help but I am new also. Good to meet you though!
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Its the middle of moulting season, so its no suprise that they are losing feathers.

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  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    My Wheaten Ameraucana went months with no feathers under her chin or on her cheeks. She mostly hung out with my Exchequer Leghorn, so I figure she was the culprit. I'm not sure what changed, but all of a sudden the feather picking stopped and now my Wheaten has a nice fluffy face. Hopefully its either just molting, or if its feather picking, whichever one is doing it, gives up soon!
     
  7. Attack Chicken

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  8. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG]
    If the feathers are missing only under thier beaks and on their necks it's picking. I have a hen that loves to pick her roosters neck and shes fixin to exit stage left. I'm going to replace her don't like it when chickens pick it just seems unfair for the pickee to be picked by a picker.[​IMG]
     
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    [​IMG] !!! Sounds like picking to me too.
     
  10. CrowinKing

    CrowinKing Chillin' With My Peeps

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