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My hen has bald spots on her neck and leg. Help!?

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Hello Everyone,

I'm new to this site and am 6 months into my first little flock oh hens (7 black sexlinks). About two weeks ago, I started noticing that all but one of the girls was starting to show signs of picking at the base of the spine in front of the tail. A few of the girls have been picked up their backs and a bit under their wings. I got some pick stopping cream from TS, and so far, I haven't seen any blood.

My question is this. The hen that, up to this point, I have always thought was the most mature of the group, is starting to show bald patches in strange areas. Specifically, the underside of her neck is now bald, and the side of her leg also has a quarter-sizes bald spot. Neither place is red, and other than the size of the area growing a bit, it isn't getting "worse." No blood or signs of infection. Any thoughts?
post #2 of 5

They could be picking at each other or doing an early molt.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #3 of 5

If they are picking at each other,  first guess would be the hen with no bald spots., is doing the damage. Or they are molting and she is slower to do so.  Spend some time observing them and you may  find your answer quickly.    Have you checked them all for lice or mites?

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post #4 of 5

Alright :welcome great to have you joining the BYC flock :frow

 

 

 

 

You have two of the best people above giving you some great advice and for better instruction please post some photos when asking questions :thumbsup

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Hi and welcome to BYC - ditto on gander007's sentiments. You have great advice so I'll just say a big hello!

 

All the best

CT

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