Nice to see positive action and compassion to what some may consider a "hopeless" case.
This may encourage others to try harder when they may have otherwise given up. I know it has educated me.
Good on you mate. 👍
This is an interesting look into Chicken Psychology and Chicken Politics ByBob. Your observations and conclusions are always entertaining and enlightening. It gives me things to think about when watching my own flock.
Thanks for sharing. :clap
Cryss is right. Often they will lose only a few dozen feathers over several weeks or even months with no bald patches at all.
Alice's moult this year was extreme and very fast which is why I ended up documenting it. She was almost a bald chicken! But as you can see she has fully recovered. 😊
This year my hen, Alice, had the heaviest moult I have ever seen so I am sharing a time line of images to show what chickens can look like when losing and regrowing their feathers.
Warning: images of semi-naked and spiky chicken to follow.
25th January 2020
This is Alice (front).
Alice is an...
My flock has no rooster and I am unlikely to ever have a hen incubate eggs. That doesn't mean I am not curious about the subject, especially after reading various hatch-a-long threads and discovering that incubator success rate is a lot lower than I'd realized.
Thank you for this article...
I had never really thought about the different types of pecks until I read this article. I look forward to observing my hens more closely with these ideas in mind and seeing what I can learn about chicken psychology. :)