Help for Possibly Sick Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rfunger, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. rfunger

    rfunger In the Brooder

    Jul 26, 2010
    Front Royal, VA
    I have a year old black mix hen who about two weeks ago decided to go into a nesting box in her coop and not leave. I thought she was just broody at first but it's going on 3 weeks now and I noticed she is losing all her hair on her head. Her head is nearly bald but the rest of her feathers look OK. I have 3 other Welsummer hens who look and seem just fine.

    Any thoughts?
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Maybe molting?Most of my EE hens have bald necks/heads right now, they did this last year and they were molting. Sometimes a broody will peck out her feathers by her keel bone, not sure about the head though [​IMG]
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