One-Year old Americauna with Bald Spots

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kevandtara, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. kevandtara

    kevandtara Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty sure her bald spots started out as normal molting, and that began early summer, but those spots are still there, and one of them looks angry red.
    Do you think the other hens are pecking at her? (She is the bottom of the pecking order, but what I see is the other hens pecking in her direction to scare her away, rather than pecking feathers out).
    Or do you think there could be another problem, i.e. skin infection or parasite?
    I applied Rooster Booster Pick-No-More once a day for 3 days, and it didn't seem to improve.
    Ideas are welcome, thank you!!

    Tara[​IMG]

    Just background info, I have 6 hens altogether. None of the other ones have bald spots, although my other Americauna has thinned feathers, from molting as well, I assume. They are pastured on fresh grass and moved once a week, and spend nights in a little coop with hay bedding.
     
  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away...

    It looks like she is being feather picked, or over mated, but it sounds like you don't have a rooster. Being the lowest on the totem pole doesn't help anything either. Maybe consider getting her a hen saddle to protect her pin feathers.
     
  3. kevandtara

    kevandtara Out Of The Brooder

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    Never thought I'd say this, but I just bought a chicken sweater. Hope it works! Thanks!
     
  4. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away...

    DON"T PUT IT ON HER!!!! Not only do they really bug pinfeathers, they make very handy carry-off cases for hawks.
     
  5. kevandtara

    kevandtara Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I haven't seen a difference between a saddle and a sweater. Any thoughts?
     

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