Broken neck feathers and yellow skin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BOrion, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. BOrion

    BOrion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just came home after being gone for a week. One of my Plymouth Rocks, 8 months, has broken feathers all around her neck and no feathers on her face. Her skin looks pale and yellow in the sunlight. I don't see any broken skin. She is staying away from the other hens. I have not known her to be on the bottom of the pecking order so this seems unusual. Any thoughts on what could be wrong? I have 14 hens and one roo. Everyone else seems fine.
     
  2. iron chicken

    iron chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read a threda where someone had a simmilar problem and it ended up just being molting. also, does she seem to be itching a lot?
     
  3. BOrion

    BOrion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, she doesn't seem to be itching. I thought my hens were too young to molt, but maybe that's it. Seems like Mother Nature got that one backwards. It's getting very cold in northern New Mexico.
     
  4. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    Post a picture. A close up. Look at her close and make sure she does not have mites or lice.Its that time of year.
     

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