Is it molting

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hazelville, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. hazelville

    hazelville Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my Amerucana's has a bald spot near her tail feathers going up her back about 2 inches and about an inch wide. She seems healthy and the skin isn't red and I don't see mites or anything (the flock just got a big dose of garlic rice for mite control) so not sure if it is molting or I should I put the blue iodine stuff on it to at least keep the others from starting to peck her though the rooster keeps them in check for that but I digress...

    Anyone have any advice what it could be or what I should do?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she one of the rooster's favorites? Sometimes they will loose feathers on their backs from overly "passionate" roosters.
     
  3. hazelville

    hazelville Out Of The Brooder

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    Whoever's near by is his favorite... One rooster and 18 hens, not sure if he has time for a favorite!

    Kidding aside though good point, no pun intended. I'll see if that might be it...

    Thanks!
     
  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha!
     
  5. SuperChickMama

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    I was going to start a post about this exact thing........ I guess I know which one is Felix's favorite!!! [​IMG]
     

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