My 13 month old black australorp has always been at the bottom of the pecking order. When she was younger I realized she must have a problem with her eyesight (her pecks were never "straight on" to where the food was). The last couple weeks I've noticed her neck feathers were thinning out and I finally got her to hold still and saw the skin on her neck is extremely wrinkled with no feather follicles (unless there is a feather). One of my other girls molted on the winter but her new feathers pushed out the old ones therefore no "naked" or bald neck showing so I'm condused to what could be happening to my black australorp. Her health is great and her diet consists on greens, layer crumbles, seeds, meal worms, fruit and whatever she can find in the backyard grazing so I'm not worried about a lack of nutrients. Has anyone seen anything like this? It's as if her neck is going bald. Here's a few pictures.