- Aug 25, 2020
I have a rooster who I noticed was missing feathers on his neck two months ago. He now is completely bare of feathers on the sides of his neck and the skin looks unhappy. I have seven hens and they all look fine with no feather loss. I don’t think it’s mites. I believe the hens are picking his feathers. Is there a way to stop this or discourage the picking? My chickens are on a high protein layer feed. What are your recommendations?