My Rhode Island red

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WildReds, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. WildReds

    WildReds Hatching

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    Has a bald spot in the back is something causing that ?
     

  2. Toddrick

    Toddrick Songster

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    Hi and welcome to BYC!

    Most likely your bird is molting, which is normal, and it will need a high protein diet until it regrows new feathers.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good morning and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    As Toddrick said, it could be molting. Or it could be she is being picked on. Do you have other birds?
     
  4. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Songster

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    Do you have roosters?
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    There are a number of causes of feather loss. A picture of the chicken could help get you an answer.
     

  6. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Either your bird is molting, this is aggression from other birds, mites could cause feather loss or the rooster is over mating. Do you have a picture we can see?
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Like the other posters have said, the feather loss may be caused by many things: picking by other birds, overmating, protein deficiency, molting, or parasites. A photo might help us figure out what you're dealing with.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     

  10. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! The members here are great and so are their chickens[​IMG]!!! This is the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM ON EARTH!!!!

    Hope you have fun and if you need anything we are here to help!!

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