bantam losing feathers around her neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jane, May 14, 2009.

  1. jane

    jane Out Of The Brooder

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    My bantam Wyandotte, one of three girls and no 2 in the pecking order, , is losing a significant amount of feathers from around her next, back and front. All I can think is that the no 1 must be pecking her although I have not seen any evidence of this. Any suggestions? Thank you.
     
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Do you have a roo with them? What age is she? She could be moulting. Have you checked her for mites/lice?
     
  3. jane

    jane Out Of The Brooder

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    No roo. She is about 18 months old. We are just going into winter here. No haven't checked for mites/lice; she is quite difficult to handle.
     
  4. jonesgirl

    jonesgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my Wayondotte is like that too! How do you tell if it is mites? She's been like this since January, and before we had any roosters?

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  5. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had a bantam roo of another type that looked like that. He has feather lice. I've had to dust him every few weeks because he is the only one that gets them for whatever reason.
     

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