Hen losing neck feathers - can anyone give advise?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ddrodgers, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. ddrodgers

    ddrodgers New Egg

    Jan 31, 2011
    I have a small flock of 12 hens and 1 rooster. One of my hens has lost the feathers around her kneck. She is the only one affected so far. Other than the loss of feathers, she seems to be fine. Should I be concerned? What, if anything, can I do?
  2. bostongirls

    bostongirls New Egg

    Jun 7, 2009
    I have a barred rock and she lost her neck feathers late this fall, but they grew back just fine. Molting I believe.
  3. dweder

    dweder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2010
    Glen Ellyn, Illinois
    If you could post a pic, it would be easier to tell if shes molting or if she is getting feather pecked by someone in the flock....
  4. Agnella

    Agnella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    N. Georgia
    I have 8 girls (9 months old) and one of them lost a lot of neck feathers and some tail feathers recently. I was told they go through a mini-molt at around 9 months. She acted normally all through it and has started to grow those lost feathers back. She did seem to lose some weight but she's doing great! [​IMG]

    Best of luck to you!

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