Thinned Neck Feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tpr430, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. tpr430

    tpr430 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just noticed today one of my Plymouth Rocks has thinned/short neck feathers. Its definitely noticeable and weird. Any ideas. Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Are they short and spikey? If so, she is molting and they are pin feathers.
     
  3. tpr430

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    Yes, spikey. Thank you. Molting now? Is there anything I need to worry about with the cold weather and all?
     
  4. tpr430

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    they are about 8 month old
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yep, molting now. Some/not all pullets will molt their first autiumn/winter. Provide plenty of feed and she should be fine. Supplementing with added protein will help, but is not necessary. You will be amazed at how rapidly she feathers out.
     
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    Great, thank you very much.
     
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