- Sep 20, 2011
We have black australorp, age 9 mos. Was laying fine. Last 24 hours, we noticed a major bald spot on her tummy area, probably 3-4 inches in diameter. She stayed in the nest box all night - she did not go to the roost bars with her fellow hens. When I tried to check her out, she fluffed all her feathers and gave a low coo-ing sound. She eventually hopped down and ate a bit. Nose, eyes and ears are clear. But something seems off.... any ideas?