What could this be....?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WhoDatChick, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. WhoDatChick

    WhoDatChick Free Ranging

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    This my EE chick.. 6 weeks old.. this has been like this.. I am almost certain that she is not getting picked on.... sooo... any ideas? 9DACA871-88D1-4BB7-82A7-DE61ECE955F0.jpeg 82B4D854-8E99-46B7-864B-BCB05E480D5D.jpeg
     
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    And by.. “been like this”... I mean it’s been there since she started growing feathers...
     
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    Ive only had missing feathers like that if the hens were overbred or chicks being picked at. Otherwise my only guess would be maybe mites :(
     
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    Feather picking most likely is the cause, unless you have a rooster who is old enough to breed. They may be overcrowded. How large is your coop and run? Do they go outside to roam yet? What are you feeding?

    You may not be witnessing feather picking, but they will sometimes do this in the evenings on the roost if they can reach each other.
     
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    Thanks yall... yes, only her.. I never had mites so I guess I’d have to search for that.. I do see her picking at it.. but no one else.. and those three have be roosting on an outside roost.. not in the coop with the rest as I think they are too afraid of the others.. they def know how to keep their distance from anyone who may go after them.. and like I said.. she was like this in the “see no touch” section and has been like this since she started growing feathers.. and I never see those three picking on each other..

    As for room.. 12x24 coop/run.. plus daily access to a very large yard. They are integrated with the rest of the flock.. 17 total, including them.. and I don’t seem to think anyone else is dealing with mites.. but like I said.. I’d have to investigate..
     
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    Is there something I should put on it?
     
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    Here is a pic of her and her sisters ... 33A5FD01-7764-4BD3-A374-46408256A3A8.jpeg EEB5F591-FE74-4258-8EC1-0DE43D4E67C3.jpeg
     
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