Help, Buckeye Rooster chest only has pin feathers!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rondav, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. rondav

    rondav In the Brooder

    13
    0
    24
    Aug 18, 2014
    Ashtabula, Ohio
    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 Free Ranging

    36,683
    4,758
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    1 person likes this.
  3. rondav

    rondav In the Brooder

    13
    0
    24
    Aug 18, 2014
    Ashtabula, Ohio
    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 Bird is the Word

    35,255
    21,413
    1,152
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    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

    28,424
    5,078
    626
    Apr 23, 2014
    Colorado
    My Coop
    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.

    102,806
    70,681
    1,637
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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 Crowing

    25,581
    2,229
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    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 Crowing

    23,660
    1,458
    406
    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

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

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    20,585
    1,236
    401
    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  10. rondav

    rondav In the Brooder

    13
    0
    24
    Aug 18, 2014
    Ashtabula, Ohio
    Goodness, y'all are sure friendly! He healed. Hard molt. Thanks
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: