Bald Spot on Young Rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickiemom77, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. chickiemom77

    chickiemom77 New Egg

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    I recently discovered that I have two roosters in my flock, but everyone gets along very well so far and I have seen no evidence of fighting. I did notice today that one of my boys has a small bald spot at the base of his tail. I have not yet seen anyone else plucking at him, and it is not bloody; I did see him poke at the spot this morning, so perhaps he is the culprit?

    Is this normal for roosters? Is he molting in preparation for his fancy new tail feathers? The chickens are about 6-7 months old, and the hens have been laying for about four weeks now. Thanks in advance for the advice and input!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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