Roosting plucking off his feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by smalltowngal, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a new rooster and today noticed he has a 3 inch by 3 inch bald spot where it looks like he's been plucking out his feathers. I don't know if it's an anxiety issue where he is in a fairly new home or maybe the heat is getting to him. We got him 2 weeks ago. A week ago I noticed what looked like a loose feather and thinking it might have started with just one or two feathers. Do we need to get some sort of ointment to put on the area. It is a little red where the worst of the plucking is. I have never witnessed him plucking himself so I suppose it could be a hen but I can't imagine a much smaller, younger female going after him. He's crowing well and isn't acting sick at all.
     
  2. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he going bald on his chest? If so I would say he is molting..
     
  3. burquechick

    burquechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where is this bald spot located?
     
  4. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:No. Sorry, I should have mentioned it is the side of his neck. Here's a picture of him taken a couple days ago. It's the yellow/black part that borders the black area that you would be looking straight at. Imagine if he was turning to his side and plucking at his neck.

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  5. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, hubby and I looked up molting and that might be what's going on. He's a little over a year and I think we saw pin feathers. I think hubby is going to try and get a picture for you guys to see for sure if that's what's happening.

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