Black Austrolorp - missing feathers on the side of the neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by h0b0, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. h0b0

    h0b0 Just Hatched

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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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  2. littlefarmgirl9

    littlefarmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  3. h0b0

    h0b0 Just Hatched

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    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.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    She's a young and feathering out bird, she will probably get more feathers soon.
     

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