Pekin Bantam Feathers Missing ?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kales, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. kales

    kales New Egg

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    Sep 22, 2011
    Hi,

    I have 3 Pekin Bantams they are approx 10 weeks old. One of them is missing feathers on her middle toe unlike the other two. She seems to have bits of feathers on her foot like they have been plucked out. I have never seen her or the other chicks pecking at them. Does anyone have any ideas im still new at keeping chickens [​IMG]
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    If you could post a picture, that would help greatly. Since you are new to the form you ill have to load pictures to photobucket then copy ink to your post.
    Just case you don't see the picking, does not mean they aren't.
    Also is this new, or have the feathers always been missing?
    Is s/he eating drinking and pooping normal?
    I would also check for scaly led mites, or lice, mite and other infestation on their body.
    once you have a little more info, post back and we can try to help.


    Best Wishes,
    Laura
     

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