Bare spot on neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by commonist, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. commonist

    commonist Hatching

    Jun 19, 2009
    I've got an 10 mo old black giant hen with a larcge bare spot on the back of her neck, otherwise healthy layer. The skin is really rough and dry, the folickes have either fallen out are are otherwise frayed and look not good. Thoughts, possibilities?
  2. estpr13

    estpr13 Songster

    May 18, 2008
    Lexington, Ky
    If you have a roo in with her then he is grabbing her neck feathers to help mount her and ends up pulling some out.
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Also check to see if you see any tiny white lice attached to the feather shafts. If so you will need to treat your birds for lice/mites. [​IMG]

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