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A chicken with a balding head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by elmo32, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. elmo32

    elmo32 New Egg

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    Hi there, Im new to this site. I am a chicken lover of many years, recently I have noticed one of my chickens has a balding head, under the comb & eye area... another is starting to loose feathers in that area too! I have recently (2-3 weeks ago) treated for lice with PESTENE.... is this a mite/lice problem or more than that?
    Advice & help appreciated!
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Could she be molting? It's the right time of year for it.
     
  3. TammyP

    TammyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd guess molting also...

    ~Tammy
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    This has been brought up before.
    I had a hen that went bald only on the top of her head. She was bald for 1-1/2 to 2 years and then started regrowing the feathers. I have no idea what was occurring, but there was no signs if illness, parasites, no roos.

    Imp

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  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    My BR's head/face began going bald before she molted this year (still molting); that didn't happen with last year's molt.
    I'm not familiar with Pestine...wonder if she could have had a reaction???
     
  6. elmo32

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    Thank-you for your responses...
    My Freeda girl had a big molt not long ago... I live in souther east of Australia. She lost heaps of feathers & has regrown all of them back. I have tried Pestene on them before but perhaps a reaction is possible... Everything about Freeda is normal & no changes in her visable in any way. Perhaps time will tell if the feathers regrow. Its not affecting the others at all. I appreciate your responses [​IMG] Thank-you
    IMP thats what Freedas head looks like in your photo! Thanks for sharing, they are beautiful hens.... im guessing a RIR or Isa & a suzzex?
     

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