What is this spot on my pullet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by newchickgirl, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. newchickgirl

    newchickgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I just noticed a couple days ago that one of my pullets has just above her tail feathers. It looks dry and crackly. Should I be worried? Sorry the picture isn't better. [​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you have a rooster, looks like some lovin' been going on.

    Else it's one of the birds picking on her and tearing feathers out.
     
  3. newchickgirl

    newchickgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 roosters and 8 pullets. Would they really be starting already? 2 of the roos are 16 ish weeks and the rest are 11 weeks. If they are "lovin" already does that mean eggs will be here soon?
     
  4. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's losing feathers - either from someone picking on her, or the roos practicing.
     
  5. Afrochicken

    Afrochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    prolly the roos or other chickens. [​IMG]
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You'll probably want to find homes for 3/4 roos unless you want all the girls bald! Actually, even 8 girls with one boy might result in a bald girl or two depending on their tastes. 16 weeks is about when the spunkier ones start practicing. Eggs depend on the girl, and roo's tend not to care if the girl is receptive or not, but you'll probably get eggs in the next month or two.
     
  7. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    16 weeks START practicing??? Hmmm..........Our guy must be a serious Romeo, he was not just "practicing" at 13 weeks or so. The closer they get to laying the less they object it seems like, but they still aren't always in the mood.
     

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