white spikes all around neck of black hen - 360 degrees, feather loss

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickima, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. chickima

    chickima Out Of The Brooder

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    hi all, is this molting, or mites/lice? should i be worried?!
     
  2. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    No idea, need pictures to help you identify.

    First thought with feather loss is molting, the white spikes may very well be the shafts of new feathers that are coming in... But honestly can not say without pictures.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    X2. It's probably new feathers coming in.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably new feathers growing in--no matter the color of the feather itself, the sheath surrounding a immature feather is always white.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Always be worried about anything and check with a magnifying glass
    if you need to and do not be afraid to get help if need be but if there
    aren't any discoloration of little moving critters it most likely is only
    new feather growth .........

    gander007
     

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