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I have a Black Sexed hen that has recently gotten a white crusty ring around her neck and is losing feathers in the same area.  Any thoughts as to what this may be and is it treatable?

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A photo would be helpful...white crusty ring....I'm having trouble imagining what you are seeing. Is the ring around the neck like a collar? Or are you talking about a circular ring, like a donut or like a coin?

 

White could indicate anything from molting dander to possibly feather lice to ringworm (although rarer in a chicken).

 

It could be mating damage (if you have a rooster), or something else as bizarre as she is putting her head through a fence to eat treats on the other side and creating feather damage around the neck (had one do that acutally).

 

A photo would help with a bit more info on its occurrence.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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I will get a photo tomorrow and post it.  The ring is a collar on the feathers.  There is a loss of feathers around the ring area.

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If you notice the white collar around her neck, this is the area that is losing feathers.

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Here a some better more close up photos.  Any information on this would be great.

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those are pin feathers, she is molting, her new feathers will grow from those crusty things. All normal, dont worry!

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Thank You!!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by Zinniah View Post
 

those are pin feathers, she is molting, her new feathers will grow from those crusty things. All normal, dont worry!

 

Agreed...totally normal.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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