1. crystal0318

    crystal0318 New Egg

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    I am new to having chickens and I need some help! My chickens are 6 months old.. I just noticed a decent size patch on one of my chickens back near her tail feathers that is featherless. A few new feathers are growing in here and there but I do not know what would have caused this. I don't think it is molting but I have no clue! Help!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
    There are a few different possible causes to this issue. Do you have any cockerels or roosters in the flock? Have you inspected the bird(s) for signs of external parasites (lice/mites)? Have you noticed any picking between birds? Can you take a photo of the bird that shows the area that is in question and post it here so we can see what you are seeing?
     
  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    First lets welcome you.... [​IMG]

    It may be other chickens are pecking her. Check to see if there are any parasites like mites on her. [​IMG]

    WISHING YOU BEST
     
  4. crystal0318

    crystal0318 New Egg

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    I do not have any roosters in my flock and there has not been any picking that I have seen or seen evidence of. I did not inspect her for mites or lice yet I did not see any in the area in question. I tried to upload a picture of it but for some reason it will not let me post it.
     
  5. crystal0318

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