Bullied or Vitamin Deficiency?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JS1977, May 7, 2019.

  1. JS1977

    JS1977 Chirping

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    This is my bantam frizzle roo. Couple problems here that I’m not sure about.

    #1) As you can see in the photos, he has considerable loss of feathers. The ones on his neck are just the shaft of the feather that’s left- they feel like wire. The ones on his sides and wings are just plain missing. On occasion I will see some new growth but it doesn’t seem to make a difference.
    **Question: Do you think it’s from bullying or maybe he has a vitamin deficiency?**

    #2) I think (from what I’ve read regarding his behavior) that he has a neurological issue. He is constantly walking backwards with his head down.
    **Question: Is it likely a neuro issue or something else?**

    Any help is appreciated!
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2019
  2. Silkiechicken66

    Silkiechicken66 Songster

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  3. JS1977

    JS1977 Chirping

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    Sorry about that.
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