Missing feathers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lakota67, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. lakota67

    lakota67 Hatching

    Jun 2, 2014
    I'm new at having chickens. In fact these are my first ones. I have 2 australorp 5 - months old and 2 buff org, about 4 months old. Tonight I noticed that one of my buff's is missing feather on the back of it's neck starting just below the base of the head. My chickens have always gotten along fine. I have never seen them fighting. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

    Jan 10, 2013
    Back of neck sounds like feather pulling by someone in flock or sticking head thru a fence?
    Mine also usually get along fine, but I have seen them pull another "buddy" out of a nest box by pecking on the back of neck, or pull someone off an outdoor roost by their tail.

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