6 week female missing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by libbyrose, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. libbyrose

    libbyrose Out Of The Brooder

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    Our six week old Amercana pullet recently has been losing feathers on her back. Over the past week it has gotten much worse and now there is something that looks like a growth. I'm not sure what is wrong, also there are no feathers in their box, I've seen her picking at it once. We put honey on it for now.
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  2. chickencreek

    chickencreek Out Of The Brooder

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    Was it attacked buy a small dog or anything?
     
  3. libbyrose

    libbyrose Out Of The Brooder

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    No, she has been with another chick of her age.
     
  4. chickencreek

    chickencreek Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not sure then. Maybe she is molting but I thought only older hens did that.
     

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