What is this?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Elliott760, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Elliott760

    Elliott760 New Egg

    Mar 20, 2017
    Can anyone tell me what this is? I have 9 hens and 1 rooster (4 cornish 5 buff orphington-hens)(blue cochin rooster) the cornish shown is the only one with these signs, and out of the buffs 3 of them have this feather loss. All chickens are around 10mo old and did not molt in the winter(I live in S TX wasn't really a winter) All the birds have been wormed and they get dusted often. These are my first chickens so I am unsure as to what exactly this is. They are also all still laying eggs I get about 6-8 a day and are eating fine with lots of energy.



  2. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2015
    North Idaho
    If its only in that area i would think its from the rooster mating.
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    What are you 'dusting' with?
    What and how exactly are you feeding?

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