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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenKeep01, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today on the back of one of my Isa browns had a small patch of feathers missing from the back of her head. So i thought it was bullying at first but then i noticed that the same thing was happening to my other Isa browns. Here a pictrue[​IMG]
     
  2. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In that location it is usually a cockerel/rooster that is responsible, but they could just be starting to moult. How old are they? If you have no rooster and they are over a year old then it is moulting and may get significantly worse before it gets better. Giving them a higher protein feed or some mealworm, cat food or scrambled egg treats will help them through it.

    Best wishes

    Barbara
     
  3. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do have a rooster but he is only a bantam and usually gets bossed around by them and they are about 9 months old.
     
  4. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantam or not, he is your most likely culprit.
     
  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi. [​IMG]

    Also thinking cockerel in that area. The feathers will not grow back until molt.

    Keep an eye out and make sure nobody spots a red looking area and decides to peck it open. Anybody laying eggs?
     

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