Rooster is loosing feather around neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by caralea, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. caralea

    caralea Hatching

    Oct 25, 2009
    My rooster is loosing feathers around his neck and the hens are fine. He is about a full year older then hens,eats an feels fine but is pitful. Could be moulting? Very wet here this fall in east tex and coop small because they get out in afternoon in LARGE bkyard an only stay in coop for the night?

  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    This is a time of year for molting, and hens often like to groom their husband.
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Is he the only rooster you have that run with your hens??. Sometimes arguing roo's will pluck each others neck feathers.

  4. My roo lost his butt feathers and is now growing them back.

    He is now losing his neck feathers and has LOTS of pin feathers.

    I am guessing the next to go will be his saddle feathers.

    Yep, he is a molting, ugly sight right now. He is a very pretty roo otherwise.

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