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  1. alexanderhouse@qwest.net

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    One of my hens recently ate a small centipede. She has now lost all of her neck feathers and a few on her breast. Since it is not molting season I'm wondering if eating a poisonous bug had anything to do with it.
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Mine go nuts for centipedes and they're all fine. I doubt the 2 things are related in your case.

    Any other potential reasons: overzealous roo? pecking from other hens? parasites?
     
  3. silkiechicken

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