Help, peacock pulling out feathers!

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Bad Wolf, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Songster

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    Why would my peacock be pulling out his neck feathers?? He doesn't have lice.
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Crowing

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    Right now it's molting season for most of us. When molting they will pull their neck feathers out along with other feathers.
     
  3. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Songster

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    Oh good! Thank you!!
     
  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Crowing

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    You're welcome!
     
  5. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Songster

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    Molting for birds is a very itchy and uncomfortable process. The chick is probably pulling already loose down out or it's peeling the protein sheath off of its new feathers.
     

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