Missing back feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brooster, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    a friend of mine has chickens missing feathers all over their back, solid bare skin. Its not treading, cause the rooster is missing them too. no mites, combs and wattles are bright. They are not picking. is this molting?
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It very well could be molting if it's not the rooster's fault and your friend is certain that nobody is picking.
     

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