My Roo is losing feathers on his neck. Is this normal? PICTURES

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickiebaby8, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Chickiebaby8

    Chickiebaby8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He usually looks like this

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    He is such a beautiful boy. He is an Australorp.

    He is about 8 months old, he has reg wood shavings in the coop, they have roost poles but usually stay out in the fenced in in chicken yard. There is another younger roo but they grew up together and have never fought. I am home with them all day. I just noticed this today. It is a new thing, although he runs after the hens a lot so that is why I may not have noticed it earlier. But I am with them every day. It doesn't seem to be bothering him. I couldn't see any lice or anything but I have to look in better light.

    Does anyone have any ideas? I would appreciate it.
     
  2. Dapplepony

    Dapplepony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Do you have any hens? If you do,they could be picking his feathers out. [​IMG]
     
  3. Chickiebaby8

    Chickiebaby8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, about 15 hens! He is pretty bossy but he has scrapped with a few over food.
    I was wondering if they molt.
     
  4. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Exactly! The hens are most likely doing this. My little Serama roo Rohaus is bare in the exact space. It drove me nuts, I searched him from tailfeather to lopperdop for mites, lice, anything, but he had none. The girls are preening him. Love nibbles. Afterall, he pulls the feathers off their heads and this I suppose is his just desserts.
     
  5. Chickiebaby8

    Chickiebaby8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the laugh! I agree!!
     

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