BR Losing feathers at neck

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

  1. stephzoz

    stephzoz New Egg

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    could be molting, but seems a little young for that. Have your checked for worms and mites
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    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. truthfulkindnes

    truthfulkindnes Out Of The Brooder

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    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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