Not an emergency, but an odd development. 1) What type of bird , age and weight. Two Easter Eggers, one year old next month. Weight unknown. 2) What is the behavior, exactly. Normal behavior. Small patch of feathers missing in beard just under the beak. 3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? In the last week? (Just noticed it today) 4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? No 5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. No 6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. Nothing. I picked the one up that will let me and examined her thoroughly. I found no sign of bugs or eggs or any sign of injury. 7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. Layer feed, BOSS, mealworms, greens etc. Nothing new. Eating and drinking normally. 8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. Poop is normal. 9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Nothing. 10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? Will treat myself. 11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. It's such a small area I would be hard pressed to hold the bird and actually get a picture with the other, but if no one has a clue, I'll give it a try. 12) Describe the housing/bedding in use - pine shavings as usual in the coop. Dirt and leaves in the run. Thank you.