I have my first molting hen. She is an Ancona with the largest crown of all my birds. My concern is the large patch of crusty black on her big floppy crown. Mosquito season has long past here in Northern California & we have not had freezing weather...yet! so I doubt it is the "Pox" or Frostbite I've read about. I have Quarantined her in case it is a contagious disease, though she's had it for days and I think it's getting worse :(
Anyone out there ever have a hen with this condition while Molting...or not?? Any info is greatly appreciated.