Diamond Dove losing feathers around neck
(Poughkeepsie, NY USA)
Neck of our Dove
Hello, Thank you for any help you can provide my family. We have recently purchased two Diamond Doves approx. two months ago. Today we noticed that one of our dove's neck is completely bare of feathers, and very red looking, almost like it is bleeding.
Our doves have been very aggressive with each other yesterday and today, pecking each other. We also noticed yesterday that two small eggs were laid over the past day or two, but unfortunately they were broken at the bottom of the cage. We removed them as soon as we noticed.
What could be a reason for the doves being so aggressive with each other? We assume that the mating happened very recently. We are concerned about our dove's neck and the loss of feathers. Any advice you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
Diamond Dove owners in New York