Losing some feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WCHomestead, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. WCHomestead

    WCHomestead Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! Wondering what is happening with my 10 mo old Buff Brahma....she is the only one losing her feathers. I have checked for mites or bugs and found nothing. We have 3 Brahma roos and 29 other hens/pullets. I know the roos are active and think it might be over inteterest but no more one else has the issue. She isn't shy or avoiding anyone else....she eats with everyone else and is laying well. None have molted. Any thoughts?

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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    That looks like rooster affection. If she's losing them in other areas it could be molting but I'm sure it's from mating.
     
  3. WCHomestead

    WCHomestead Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! That is what I thought, but these are my first chickens and wanted to be sure!
     

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