brahma losing feathers on one foot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by affacat, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. affacat

    affacat Out Of The Brooder

    May 21, 2011
    Our dark brahma roo (young, still... but getting near full size) seems to be having some sort of foot issue. My wife noticed some blood yesterday, possibly a missing feather on his foot. Today, there's a small patch of missing feathers. His foot itself seems fine, just a bare patch, didn't see any more blood.

    Is this something we need to worry about? Moulting?
  2. amberflea

    amberflea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2010
    Central WI
    Typically when my Brahmas molt you will be able to see their whole body losing feathers, they will look patchy, and the foot feathers are also lost, but I have never seen blood. Have you checked for scaly mites or other foot issues?
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    someone might be feather pecking, sitting beside each other on the roost sometimes will cause them to just reach over and peck out a few feathers, especially if your seeing blood. but better check for leg mites because they would make him peck his own feathers out.

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