Need help understanding what this might be

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlazinJRanch, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. BlazinJRanch

    BlazinJRanch Chirping

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    i have two flocks and two Roos. One flock seems to have this balding going on just above their backs.

    I know it’s not molting but could this be pecking damage? Roo damage?

    My second flock has no signs of this problem

    They all share a run but different coops

    Ideas?
     
  2. honeythechicken

    honeythechicken Songster

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    They might be getting picked or a it could be from a roo. It could also be mites/parasites, do they act differently?
     
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  3. crazy4ChickensNducks

    crazy4ChickensNducks Songster

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    That’s from the rooster, how many hens do you have per rooster?
     
  4. danceswithronin

    danceswithronin Crowing

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    I think one of your roosters is being too rough.
     
  5. BlazinJRanch

    BlazinJRanch Chirping

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    7 per. I know it’s low but lost a few to predators
     
  6. BlazinJRanch

    BlazinJRanch Chirping

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    Now they seem happy laying and eating everything.
     
  7. honeythechicken

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    I would agree then and say its from a rooster
     
  8. BlazinJRanch

    BlazinJRanch Chirping

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    Thanks everyone. Think I need to relocate F55E3DA2-DE7B-4A4E-AE50-B83FA100F747.jpeg the Batam. He’s big and it would be him doing the damage.
     

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