Pecking or Molting?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicklette 1, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Chicklette 1

    Chicklette 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 first time occurrences and I need a diagnosis or suggestions as to what these may be.[​IMG][​IMG]I have not noticed any pecking by the other chickens on the one's neck and they do not have mites but my girls are starting to molt.
     
  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Looks like a molt to me.
     
  3. Chicklette 1

    Chicklette 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the input.......I especially worried about the area on the neck on the one.
     
  4. kosherchick

    kosherchick New Egg

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    Yikes I have the same thing on one of my chickens. Same pattern on the chest there--exactly. She molted and began growing feathers back and then sort of stopped. She has that bare patch on her chest on two others, near a wing and on back. Sometimes the chest spot seems really red, then it turns pink. I have noted she is at bottom of pecking order (3 chickens) and I wonder if the others are pecking her.
     

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