hen w/loss of feathers on back of neck only

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maggiegigs, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. maggiegigs

    maggiegigs Out Of The Brooder

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    I have four Orpingtons and one has her neck missing. Not bare but it looks like she's being pecked. Once in a while I hear a squack and a "chest bump"[​IMG] between two of them. What should I do????????????? I do not want to lose her. They have PLENTY OF ROOM to free range... 1/4 acre just for them so confinement is not a problem. Plenty of treats! She often spends time sleeping in her box at night so she is not being allowed to roost... I assume. Anything would be helpful. We are approaching winter here in PA so I'd like to get this nipped. Thank you!
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    How old are your girls?


    This year, a bunch of my year old and older hens.........lost the feathers around their necks and faces first for their molt. Could she be starting to molt?
     

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