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bare chested rooster?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bock, May 31, 2010.

  1. bock

    bock Songster

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    I had a broody who hatched 3 chicks on March, 25th. Now that they are 9 weeks old I realized that they are ALL rosters, and one of them has missing feathers on his neck/chest. Only one of them has this problem (the other 2 are completely feathered out). The skin is red and bumpy and there are little stubs of feathers in that area. It doesn't seem like he's being picked on, do you have any idea what it is?
     
  2. bock

    bock Songster

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    Nobody has any suggestions? [​IMG]
     
  3. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Maybe he is just slow to feather out. I have a bantam Cochin roo which is 9 weeks old and just now getting real feathers on his back. He has been slow to feather all over, but he made up for it by crowing since he was 4 weeks old!
     

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