Help, Buckeye Rooster chest only has pin feathers!

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  1. rondav

    rondav Out Of The Brooder

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    All the feathers are gone from top of his neck down his chest. The 8 hens & he are 2-1/2 yrs. old. What's wrong?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. rondav

    rondav Out Of The Brooder

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    Kelsie, I'll go there, do that :)
    His chest is beat red & has been for over a month.
    Thank you.
    Ronda V.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    The skin should not be red during a molt. There might be something else going on that he lost all his feathers. You might want to post a pic here or in the emergency section for more input.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 the skin should be red while the chicken is molting.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    the hens may be plucking him clean - they do outnumber him. He may also have some skin infection going on or mites. It's too bad you couldn't "lie in wait," and see what they girls are doing to him.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I would recommend posting this in as much detail as you can give on our Emergencies, Diseases, Injuries, and Cures section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures and seek some answers from our experts who frequent that section. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Buckeye rooster.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    You've received good advice from the above posters. [​IMG]
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  10. rondav

    rondav Out Of The Brooder

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    Goodness, y'all are sure friendly! He healed. Hard molt. Thanks
     

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