Bald chest, now bald head.. what is it?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by clairabean, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    My sweet mutt banties have bald chests. Some are really bald, while others are just a patch of bald. Now I notice one's entire side of her head is bald. Doesn't look red- just bald. I know she was not like this yesterday, as I did the entire flock inspection.

    So, what is up with this? Fluke? Broodiness? Could it be the roo? He is a huge Buff Orp.[​IMG]
     
  2. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    That is a great article. Thank you.[​IMG]

    Could it just be molting....?
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Doubtful at this time of year. My guess would be either you have a bug problem or a feather picker.
     
  4. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    Thanks. [​IMG] I will be inspecting my hens today to see anything else.
     

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