Bald spot

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Georgie141, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Georgie141

    Georgie141 New Egg

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    Hello!
    I only just started my account so if this is the incorrect place to ask questions, forgive me.

    One of my bantam hens has a bald spot on the top of her head near the comb. I checked and could not see any parasites. It looks as though the feathers have been plucked from the top of her head. She is in with a rooster, If that has anything to do with it. I have never seen any of my chooks peck each other, but I guess that does not mean it doesn't happen, right?
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I would suspect the roo!
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Behind the comb is where the rooster grabs for balance while mating. It's not uncommon for a mated hen to have a small bare spot there.
     

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