Wound or molting

jbadams66

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Noticed that one of our EEs is missing feathers on her neck. It wasn’t like this last night so happened this morning. Is this a wound or normal molting?
Also, do I need to do anything other than keep an eye on it?

The chicks are just out for the day. Their brooder is in my shop so it wasn’t a predator.
 

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aart

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Well, it's in it's first juvenile molt.....new feathers pushing out down.
But I see no pin feathers there.
They may be being picked out by hatch mates,
or it might be rubbing them off on edge of a feeder or wire mesh.
 

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