Brahma w/ bald back

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kinsey228, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 12 week old Light Brahma pullet's back seems to be going bald, but there are no mites, and no problems with the other pullets that share the coop with her. She doesn't seem sick at all, and is doing everything she usually does. I dust for mites regularly, and clean the coop often. Could she be plucking the feathers from her own back ? What could be going on ????
     
  2. MonicasGarden

    MonicasGarden Out Of The Brooder

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    Sometimes chickens jump on eachothers backs when theres commotion and a lot of chickens. This might be what happen, do you think you could post a pic?
     
  3. Jane Jill Jack

    Jane Jill Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a rooster? Hens sometimes try pulling each other's feathers in a fight. If you ever catch that happening, you can make a small blanket for her back.
     
  4. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try to post a pic. There is no rooster in this coop, he's in the other one. I haven't seen any of the other pullets jump on her, and there are 7 pullets and 3 guinea keets that share that coop.
     

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