Missing feathers on neck! Is she being picked on?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WalkoeChicks, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. WalkoeChicks

    WalkoeChicks New Egg

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    I have a bantam Brahma and noticed yesterday that she was missing a few feathers on her neck. Today it is worse. I'm worried my other 2 hens are picking on her. They are about 18 weeks old and I've had all three of them since they were a day old. What's going on? Do I need to separate them? My other 2 are an EE and Barred Rock. Or could something else be going on? I took a few pictures.

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    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014
  2. WalkoeChicks

    WalkoeChicks New Egg

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    Maybe mites?
     
  3. royal chickens

    royal chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    It could just be that she starting to molt really early, but maybe you should separate her from the other two hens and see if she heals. If she does, she's probably being picked on. If she doesn't, she's probably molting.

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  4. Chick345

    Chick345 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes she is probably starting to molt that's all.


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