BR Losing feathers at neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stephzoz, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. stephzoz

    stephzoz Hatching

    May 22, 2009
    My 9 m/o BR has a bare spot of both sides of her neck. I watched her last night and noticed she is sometimes scratching at the spots. I see no signs of sores or redness - just missing the feathers.

    I have two others (Austr) that are not losing any feathers. Any ideas?

  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    could be molting, but seems a little young for that. Have your checked for worms and mites
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    At 9 months, they do go through a mini-molt and that is exactly where the feathers get sparse, at the neck, under the ear area.
  4. Just wanted to say thank you for posting this info. We live in coastal Northern California and my 9-mo Jersey Giant, "Snuggle" has a ring around her neck of what appears to be just the feather pins. I searched and got this info immediately. You guys are sooooo great!! Thanks!!

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