roosters neck feathers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rancher hicks, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    I have two roosters who seem to be losing feathers on their necks. I wonder if this is from picking at each other. One is a Delaware and the other is a bantam friz. I do have a CM roo but he stays w/ his girls. Also CMs they came together as chicks.
    Anyhow they are all kept in the same coop. I never see them fighting except for the occasional knocking each othe off a hen now and then. I never see them go at it.
    I also notice that some of the Del hens I purchased as adults have naked butts. Noticebly visible. None of the other hens I have seem to have this. All are laying.
    These roo's are not "naked necks". Why would they lose feathers around the neck? It's just in the front.
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    For the naked butts, I'd check for mites.
    My roo's neck is pretty bare right now. He's molting.

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