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What's up with the feathers on my chicken's head?

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Can someone tell me what's going on with this chicken? She seems to have lost the feathers on her head, and I'm not sure if she is just molting ( we did have a very cold snap followed by a very warm period),



or if someone has been picking on her in the flock. Any thoughts? The others have not lost any feathers that I can see.
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The girls were all born in April 2015. So they are less than a year old.
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Looks like she might be having a partial molt.

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do you have any roosters with them ??   if so I can be the rooster's being a little mean/ruff when mating    I have one hen and the back of her head is bare   not sure if she is slow in running or just "easy"  

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Looks to me like a partial molt. Had 2 of my April 2015 hatched birds do a mini molt this fall. Hope that is all it is, good luck!
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Life has a way of throwing us curve balls, but with Faith, Family & Good Friends, we can find a way to overcome them!
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Hope you're right! THANKS, and happy holidays!
Edited by vivaciouswoman - 12/26/15 at 6:47pm
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We don't have any roosters. I'm laughing out loud about your "easy" hen!!
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