HELP: Rhoad Islands Reds plucking anothers feathers in one spot on top of back, there bleeding a li

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NEVAEH4, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. NEVAEH4

    NEVAEH4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello first time posting but have a problem, well one of my 2 month old RIR are plucking the others feathers off her back and eating them...they are all the same age...there is 10 total...only one with missing feathers and she is bleeding a little now..we just saw this...we have separated her now that i have seen this...it seems to be only one of them doing all ther plucking, not 100% sure its just one though... do i need to move the one i think is doing the plucking or the one getting the abuse....please help me, i have tried to find out info..its not easy....thank you.
    Damian & Nicole
     
  2. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is good that you separated the pullet that was being pecked.

    I suggest you observe your flock closely and see if it is just one pullet doing the pecking.
     
  3. NEVAEH4

    NEVAEH4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you any idea why the one plucking is eating the feathers they all rush over and try and eat the feathers seems very strange!
     

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