WTH?!? Chicken shed patch of skin and feathers?!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by theuglychick, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. theuglychick

    theuglychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was deworming my chickens for the first time and demiting them for the second when on of my rowdy cuckoo marans was flapping around and lost a patch of skin and feathers. Any ideas on this?! Fungal maybe?

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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have no clue! Interesting photos. Would like to see what others think.
     
  3. ABchickenguy

    ABchickenguy Just Hatched

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    Is the patch where that came from raw or just a bald spot now? Any chance of a picture of that area?
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Definitely need a pic of the area it came from...

    Might have been an injury, like scrapes from being mated, and the skin healed underneath so the old stuff was shed off...
     
  5. theuglychick

    theuglychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try to get a pic today. I didn't see where it came off, just saw it that when dusting and deworming, gagged a little, and then finished up with the others. None of the others appeared to have anything like that. I don't think it's injury from mating, this pullet is only 4 months old and the rooster is 5 months and I haven't seen him mate any of them yet.
     

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