help! feather loss around all of neck!

peaceful

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Jun 24, 2008
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Trying to understand what is going on with my chickens! A number have feather loss on the underside of their necks, one has a completely naked neck all around! Also some feather loss on lower backs. What is going on? Is this caused by mites or bugs? Where do I go for info on that? Can chickens peck out feathers from under the neck? Doesn't look like molting at this stage.
 

RockyToggRanch

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11 Years
May 22, 2008
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Upstate NY
My chickens have also currently shed their neck feathers. Roosters only, so I assumed they had been fighting, until I saw one of my hens plucking a roos neck! What's up with this??
 

Mr. Frizzles Hen House

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11 Years
Oct 9, 2008
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I just posted about this in the behavior section and haven't gotten too much help. It's my rooster too. All the neck feathers are gone except on the back, looks like a mohawk. Caught one hen plucking at his frizzled feathers that were left. Trying to figure it out myself. I hope someone has advice for us:)
 

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