feather pecking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nickkellya123, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. nickkellya123

    nickkellya123 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my girls looks like she is being pecked by the others,no blood but she looks a bit scruffy.They are not overcrowded but arespending more time in the coop due to the shorter day.

    She stopped laying for a couple of days but this has now resumed she seems ok but I am a bit concerned.
    any advice welcome
    regards nick
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Is there any possibility that she is molting?
     
  3. nickkellya123

    nickkellya123 Out Of The Brooder

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    i THOUGHT THAT BUT IT SEEMS A BIT DIFFERENT PLUS SHE IS ONLY 11MONTHS OLD AND SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE IS BEING SCRAGGED,IT SEENS TO HAVE DIED DOWN A BIT,IS THERE ANYTHING DEFINITIVE TO LOOK FOR TO CONFIRM ITS MOLT?
    THANKS FOR THE REPLY!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    At this point she should be loaded with pin feathers. (Spikey, sheathed feathers also referred to as blood feathers.)
     
  5. nickkellya123

    nickkellya123 Out Of The Brooder

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    this could well be the case,I,ll keep an eye on it,many thanks for the advice
     

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