Hen Losing feathers on top of head?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 14chickmama, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. 14chickmama

    14chickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I have a 25 week old BA that Iv e noticed her feathers missing on the top of her head. She seems to be the only one like that. Is it from the roosters? I have 2 Roos. Or molting I dont know how old they start molting. They just started laying about 5 weeks ago.
    for some reason they loaded sideways sorry! Thanks!!
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  2. Bigcreekpeafowl

    Bigcreekpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Moulting could have something to do with it. Or abuse from roosters.
    I would also check for lice and mites. They are common reason for loss of feathers, bare spots.
    Fungal, yeast, bacterial infections can do this. Watch for swelling, redness, enlargement of area. I would watch her overall health. Watch your other birds. Consider isolating her especially if it worsens.
     

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