Bare Necked Chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mommacb, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. mommacb

    mommacb Out Of The Brooder

    I have two chickens with bare necks, suppose they are starting to molt or that this is agression from other chickens? Is there any way to keep chickens from kicking one other hen out of the flock or is this just part of it?
  2. Shortstuff112

    Shortstuff112 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2012
    can you post a picture of them? what does the neck look like? if it is just regular red looking chicken skin ( about the same kind as thier comb and waddles ) they are probably the breed - naked necks. does it have little stubs all around it? this could mean molting. Does it look un even or some parts are black like dried blood? this could mean aggression . please tell me what it looks like
  3. mommacb

    mommacb Out Of The Brooder

    my husband caught them ! it's agression! :( any tips for making them get along? lol
  4. Mollysgirl

    Mollysgirl Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 29, 2012
    We are new to backyard chickens and had the same problem. It was really bad for three of them. We separated them out and coated their necks with something called "Blue Cote". That may not be the exact spelling. We bought it at Tractor Supply. It is blue and STAINS.

    We kept them separated for about a week and kept re-applying the medicine. When they were back to health, we gave them a really good coating and put them in the coop at night. It worked. They were never bothered again. I read on here somewhere that the other chickens will not peck at them with this on their necks. Something about the color and smell.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    too bad chickens can't have an elizabethan collar like they put around dog necks to keep them from bothering a wound.

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