Is this Pecking or are feathers coming in?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MsChelseaMartin, May 25, 2019.

  1. MsChelseaMartin

    MsChelseaMartin Hatching

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    Hi!
    We just got 5 new pullets (about 14 weeks) yesterday, and I noticed this afternoon that one of our birds (Brahma) is missing some tail feathers.
    One of the other girls is also missing a few, I’m not sure if someone is pecking (we did have one existing chicken who is about 2-3 years old) or if their feathers are coming in?
    They are all different types of layers but were raised together.
    Thanks in advance for your help!
     

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  3. MsChelseaMartin

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    Here is a photo of her yesterday, it looks like she is also missing her feathers then too.
    I’m trying to upload a video but it won’t let me.
     

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  5. MsChelseaMartin

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    Yes, no lice. It’s mainly just the Brahma. I’m not sure if her feathers might still be coming in. I got her from a very reputable, local store, so I’m sure they wouldn’t sell any sick chicks.
     
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