Black Austrolorp - missing feathers on the side of the neck

h0b0

In the Brooder
Jul 29, 2016
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I am a first time chicken owner and I noticed that my black Australorp, Veronica, has missing feathers on both sides of her neck. She is 6 weeks old and still producing feathers but my 3 other chickens don't seem to have this issue. Should I be worried or is it just part of their growth? Is there something I can do? Please help!

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littlefarmgirl9

Songster
5 Years
Jun 26, 2014
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I kind of had the same thing with my BA, Penny, when she was a pullet. However, it wasn't nearly as drastic...I wouldn't worry about it , unless the others peck at the bare patches.
 

h0b0

In the Brooder
Jul 29, 2016
12
0
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California
Thank you! All the birds seem friendly with her and I don't see any sores or bleeding. I guess I'll just wait and see and hope that feather fill in.
 

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