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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:44 pm 
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Dapper Duck
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My chicken has missing feathers around her head as you will see in the attached photos.

She seems to be in good spirits and health.

I had a look for mites or lice is ok.

Doesn't seem to get pecked that often.

All other birds are fine.

What is it, what could be causing it, and how do I fix it?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:53 pm 
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Is she with a rooster?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:55 pm 
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Looking at her skin I'd be inclined to say she has a fungal infection too.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:01 pm 
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There is a rooster.

I'm not sure he's favoring her that much to cause her that much loss of feathers.

I've seen the rooster sampling some of the other chooks.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:03 pm 
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I think you may be on to something.

I've just posted some photo's of my rooster having issues and some poster's suggested it is fungal as well.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:54 pm 
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Yes, just had a second look at pics (comb) - treat her for fungus too.


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