Feather loss on head

Bantie3

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Hi,

One of my hens went through a normal moult but has since lost her feathers on her head. I thought she was just still going through a bit of a late moult but I noticed today the feathers don't seem to be growing back and now there are red spots.

Thanks
 
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Bantie3

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Aug 25, 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Correct. I'm in the southern hemisphere so summer has just started. No rooster though. I don't think this is pecking though as there is no blood.
 

aart

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Correct. I'm in the southern hemisphere so summer has just started. No rooster though. I don't think this is pecking though as there is no blood.
Pecking, or feather picking, doesn't always cause bleeding...at first, or ever.
Could be an insect bites or some sort of growth.....hard to tell from the pic.
 

21hens-incharge

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Looks like pecking from a flock mate to me. As the feathers try to grow back they look different and end up attracting attention. That makes them a prime re-pluck option for the others.
 

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