Bare Red throat SLOWLY pinfeathering in.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rondav, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. rondav

    rondav Out Of The Brooder

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    My Buckeye Rooster lost all feathers from upper neck & all down chest. It's probably been 2 mo. (My chicken man just pointed out!) Beet Red. Only seen a hen peck at him once.
    The 8 hens in w him are only feather-lost on back (same as last yr), shoulders & neck areas.
    All 9 are 2-1/2 yr. old.
    Live in a well kept coop & covered inner run, both covered in pine shavings.
    In day they dig around in weeds & dirt in the lg.outer[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]fenced-in area,20'x 30'.
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Isn't that odd!!! I have a bunch of chickens that have the same thing. I think they are all molting. There are no bugs, and no picking.
     
  3. rondav

    rondav Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry I never got back to report Rocky, my Buckeye Rooster, he was molting & I think the hens we're picking on him to make his neck so red. he was back to normal within a few weeks!
     

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