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missing feathers on cochin neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jennings Gamefowl, May 8, 2009.

  1. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just bought a black cochin yesterday.. she has some feathers missing on her neck.... what can i do to help her besides removing the roo?? also when the roo trys to mate with her she pulls away with him still pulling at her neck.. its like she trying to say no or something.... what can i do for this???
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    if it just the nape of her neck and behind the comb it may be from mating. If it is less well defined and includes under her chin it may be mites. Search this sites for mites and you will find a wealth of information on how to treat and prevent re-infestation. If the rooster persists in rough breeding behavior you may need to pen him seperately and just allow him in to cover the hens and then back to his bachelor pad until he outgrows his raging teen hormones.
     
  3. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks i wil try to keep him away from her except for just a quick breeding,,,,, im hoping she will start laying and after a while sit on her eggs, so that way she will have time to recover...here is a pic of her



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    you can see alitlle bit of the feathers missing
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    My two pullets have the same thing. You can either (A) get used to it as it is from breeding, or (B) remove the rooster.
     

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