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Loss of neck feathers and they're not molting

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by brendandio, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. brendandio

    brendandio Hatching

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    Hi, we have 2 rhode island reds, and a silver wynadote, and recently we have found one of our rhode island reds has pulled out neck feathers and we don't know why. We think it may have been our wynadote because she has had history of attacking our brooding hen. She's the only one who has this so we think it's not molting. There is a picture below of her right now and please reply if you know what this might be.

    P.S. we don't have roosters so it's not them doing it.



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  2. brendandio

    brendandio Hatching

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    OOPS! sorry guys, i meant to say buff orpingtons not rhode island reds [​IMG]
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging 9 Years

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    Birds appears to be undergoing molt. The shorter / darker feathers are the new hackles coming in.
     
  4. I have to agree 110%. What you are seeing is blood feathers. Do a Google search thing to learn more.

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    Last edited: Nov 11, 2014

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