roo missing fluff feathers.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tigertrea, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Tigertrea

    Tigertrea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went out to collect eggs and noticed my rooster is missing a bunch of fluff feathers, just below his tail feathers on his bum. The skin is not inflamed at all and nobody else is missing feathers. I have 1 roo and 9 hens. I'm not sure but, I'm thinking this is from him breeding the hens so much?

    I'll try to get a pic but, he is not very co-operative lol.
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    He's probably molting. My males seem to have lost their feathers in that area, as well. If he's not molting, check for mites. This would not happen from him breeding a hen.
     
  3. Tigertrea

    Tigertrea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you....I'll try to get my hands on him and check for mites. I guess molting could be it though. They are about 6 months old and I guess it is that time of year. I never thought of molting!
     

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