completely bald head!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aubreyt78, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. aubreyt78

    aubreyt78 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2008
    I have 24 bantams, about 10 roosters, the rest hens. I noticed that one of the hens is completely bald!!!!!!!! I picked her up and checked up close, no blood/scabs, just a bald dry head!!!!! This is the only one................what could it be? a rooster pulling them out or is she going bald(whatever causes that) please help! thanks!!!!!!!!!! aubrey in nh
  2. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    You need alot more hens or get rid of atleast 8-9 roos
  3. Bantam Bodon

    Bantam Bodon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    Osceola Mills PA
    Yes, they are being pulled out by the other chickens. I have seen it a lot, there wont be blood or cuts, just clean skin.
  4. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    I'm having the same issues with some of my hens. I just have one roo and 20 hens. Just a few are bald. The roos favorite maybe??
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I've seen it too. Only thing is, it was my drakes doing it to my chicken hens! Crazy ducks! [​IMG]
  6. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2008

    I was given 3 RIR bantams in various states of baldness a few months ago. The feathers are slowly coming back on their bodies, but their heads seem to take a while. They came from a crowded coop situation. I am not sure if it was the roo or other hens, but they sure were ugly when I brought them home! They actually look MUCH better now...

    I got a chicken saddle for the one who had the least back feathers. I would love to find wigs for the others....

    I agree on removing some of the roos. You have way too many...

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