Help for Possibly Sick Hen


In the Brooder
9 Years
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?


Polish Obsessed
8 Years
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
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