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Dominque with neck feather issue

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DKForge, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. DKForge

    DKForge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ten hens that were hatched in April of this year. Three Dominiques, three Silver Laced Wyandottes, three Buffs, and an Americauna. This morning I went out to feed and saw one of my Dominques has this going on with her neck and head. These are my first Chickens ever so I if it is an issue I want to get it under control before it effects any of the others. From what I have read they are kind of young to be molting. They have more space than what is recommended for a coop or run. No changes in diet. They all seem to be laying well.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks for your help.
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  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    If she's not molting then she could have got her head stuck. I do see new feathers starting to come in around her neck, though. She does appear to be very healthy.
     

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