Feathers Missing Around Comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JennaMW14, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. JennaMW14

    JennaMW14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I have recently noticed that one of my hens (not sure of breed, thinking Partridge Rock) is missing most all her feathers on her head. She can't be molting because she is only 31 weeks old...any thoughts? Maybe just being pecked? I'll keep a close eye on her but any help or advice is appreciated.
    Here she is... also if anyone can help on breed also appreciated very much. Thanks

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    If you need better pics let me know. :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Do you have a rooster?
     
  3. JennaMW14

    JennaMW14 Out Of The Brooder

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    No, sorry forgot to mention that. I have all hens.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Then I would guess that 'someone' has been pecking at her head.
     
  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    My first thought was roo as well.

    Have you checked for mites or lice?
     
  6. JennaMW14

    JennaMW14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you, I'll keep a close eye on the.


    No, but I'll make sure to. Thanks :)
     
  7. JennaMW14

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    Any thoughts on breed?
     
  8. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    I'm not that good at breeds yet. She is pretty. [​IMG]

    Does she have feathered feet?
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like a Partridge Rock. And I've had hens with missing feathers like that. In my girls' case it's because they take forever to lay their eggs and the more dominant hens get tired of waiting and start pecking.
     
  10. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    I was thinking Partridge something.... (too big of comb for Cochin).

    When waiting on the lay box, makes sense. I was wondering when other girls might peck at the head like that.
     

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