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White streaks on neck

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mamajochick, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. mamajochick

    mamajochick New Egg

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    Hi chicken friends! I've lurked on BYC for months and finally made an account today. I have a couple girls who have these white streaks on their necks/heads. Any ideas on cause or treatment? My RIR looks like crap, I think she's too young to be molting though! [​IMG][​IMG]
    Thanks for any help, I love reading from experienced chicken owners!
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    The back of her head looks like new pins in a molt. And the feather patterns on chest look like a molt.

    But front of neck, below the beak could be icicles from drinking water?

    Neither looks like pests or illness to me.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC & Merry Christmas! I'm glad you joined us! :)

    Those "streaks" are just missing feathers--you're birds are probably molting. No worries.
     
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    How old are your birds? It looks like molt to me too.
     

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