bit bald!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blondiechic, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Blondiechic

    Blondiechic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little while ago a fox came and took most (all but two) of my girls, one big and one silkie survived.
    My big girl had bunches of bald spots where it took her feathers.
    I have been looking at her and under her chest around to the top of her legs now looks like she has been plucked - I haven't caught her plucking herself and she seems happy. She has two new friends and free ranges during the day.
    Is she lacking in something? They get fed a scratch mix, veggies, fruit and the odd pasta/rice treat. She is laying.
    I really don't want anything to happen to her, she is a tough little thing
    Thank you
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the others picking at her? I would check for mites or lice. Sometimes they can cause feather loss.
     
  3. Blondiechic

    Blondiechic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No no one is pecking her, she is equal top. I have checked for lice etc and regularly dust or spray. She is healthy there, pink skin and it's only around the one side. I wondered if she is plucking herself? When she goes to bed sometimes she half lifts her wings when sitting there for a bit but moves about and behaves normally otherwise.
    I have checked all the others and they are normal everywhere...
     
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could be picking them out. I've noticed feathers arranged in some of my nest boxes before, I'm not sure if they purposely placed them there though.
     

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