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Feathers lost on my hens head!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fushalilly, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. fushalilly

    fushalilly Songster

    Mar 9, 2008
    Rhode Island
    My smallest hen (of three) who is on the bottom of the pecking order and has the smallest comb and body, has lost many of the feathers on her face! Most of them grew back in within 3 weeks now. At first I thought it was molting, but nothing else on her has lost feathers, just her head.

    What was it?
  2. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

    Dec 31, 2008
    Pueblo Area
    Is she in with the other hens? You said she was at the bottom of the pecking order... she maybe getting "pecked" on.
  3. omelette'smom

    omelette'smom Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    New Hampshire
    My "brownie" has feather loss to her head too! weird! do you have a rooster? I thought maybe he was doing it to her!
  4. bkbuz1987

    bkbuz1987 In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2008
    My chickens are missing feathers from the back of thier heads... I assumed it was from the roo doing his thing.
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    If you have a roo he might be trying to mate her. If not I would sat that you have a hen that is pecking at her. I would try to isolate her for a bit till the feather come back.

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