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Bare, bright red patches

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by roosterof4, May 10, 2016.

  1. roosterof4

    roosterof4 New Egg

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    I have 2 Black Australorps with these bright red patches where the feathers have come out around their comb. The other chickens peck at them and I had to separate them from the flock. Does anyone have any idea what this could be and what to do to fix it?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It may be the result of rooster damage or the other hens feather pecking. If the skin has not been too severely damaged they should regrow 'head' feathers when they molt.
     
  3. roosterof4

    roosterof4 New Egg

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    We don't have a rooster, just 11 hens. If it is from pecking, is there a way to stop it?
     

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