Help!? my chicken is to young to molt but is loosing feathers on its head!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickenlover74, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Chickenlover74

    Chickenlover74 New Egg

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    Okay, so I have 5 chickens, 3 Rhode island reds, a black sex link, and one which I forget the name of but its not important. One of the Rhode island reds ive noticed, about a week ago, has been loosing some feathers on its head, though not the actual stem part. I know about molting but its December ( I live in Arizona by the way ) and all my chickens are 8 months of age. Its only the head and a TINY bit of the neck, I do not have a rooster, none of the other chickens have it, and none of the other chickens have shown any aggression towards her.They were all raised together since 5 days old and I think it would be strange if one of them, or they all targeted her only if its a deficiency in calcium, we also give them crushed egg shells. Please Help!
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got some pullets the same age that had just started to lay and they are molting right now. I've never had such young birds molt but for what ever reason 3 of the 10 from this year are. They start at the head than the neck. Sounds like your's might be as well.
     

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