! dont know what's wrong with my cochin. A couple of months ago she started to lose neck feathers so I thought she was molting...a couple of my other ones were actually molting. Anyway, her neck is getting worse, and it is clearly not a molt. She looks like she has a tick embedded near the top middle of her neck, but I'm not sure what it is. A farmer friend of mine said it could be a bug or a fungal infection and suggested I try a bleach/water solution for a couple of days, but she didnt know if it would work because she culls chickens that have problems. Anyone else have this problem??? I took this picture before I put the bleach solution on her. She has next to no feathers now.