Whats wrong with my Australorp neck feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jww6419, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. jww6419

    jww6419 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a BA pullet somewhere around 25 weeks, really don't know how old. Her neck feathers have a wet look to them. I looked closely yesterday and it looks like new feathers growing. I never noticed any molting on her body anytime lately. I dust for mites regularly. She's not laying yet. All her other feathers look good, she acts normal. I have included some pictures to show you what I'm seeing. These are my first chickens so I just wanted to make sure I didn't need to take any other actions or treatment. Thanks for the help!
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  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    She is replacing her old juvie feathers for some new adult plumage. They are in the process of growing in and should look more normal in no time.

    Good luck.
     
  3. lambchicks

    lambchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look so pitiful when they moult.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Ditto.
     
  5. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Quote:Agreed... she looks like she is getting her adult feathers in.
     

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