Chick losing front neck feathers?

zaz13

Chirping
Apr 3, 2020
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West PalmBeach, FL
hi guys - ive got a 5-6wk old olive egger that is losing feathers on the front of its neck. It looks like they're being picked out. This chick is currently being housed with 3 other 5-6wk old chicks; they've been together since hatching day, straight from the incubator. I noticed yesterday that this one was missing a few feathers on its neck. I woke up today and its missing even more....

Is it just being bullied? Should I separate and put antibiotic cream until it starts to heal over? Let me know ow what you think!
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in this photo you can see he has a little red sore as well?
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Thanks in advance!!!
 

KingB

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Jun 19, 2020
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Looks like it's being pecked. Quite normal.
They will relax after a while but someone else may be able to advise on what to do..
 

tupelo

Hatching
Feb 18, 2021
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hi guys - ive got a 5-6wk old olive egger that is losing feathers on the front of its neck. It looks like they're being picked out. This chick is currently being housed with 3 other 5-6wk old chicks; they've been together since hatching day, straight from the incubator. I noticed yesterday that this one was missing a few feathers on its neck. I woke up today and its missing even more....

Is it just being bullied? Should I separate and put antibiotic cream until it starts to heal over? Let me know ow what you think! View attachment 2432826


in this photo you can see he has a little red sore as well?
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Thanks in advance!!!


I have a chick that is currently having this same issue, also an easter egger. Curious to hear how things worked out for your chick?
 

zaz13

Chirping
Apr 3, 2020
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West PalmBeach, FL
I have a chick that is currently having this same issue, also an easter egger. Curious to hear how things worked out for your chick?
His sisters continued to pick his feathers until he matured- he was missing a majority of his neck feathers when I culled him. I would watmtch the girls just sit there and pick them out. They don't do it to anyone else - they only ever did it to him. I have no clue - lol
 

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