Hot spot & broken feathers

Wdk

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I raised chickens for eggs with my family for many years. Now, as an adult, I'm giving my children the same experience. We purchased 5 chickens and one in particular we all fell
in love with (named her "Honey"). Super affectionate and a very happy chicken, but looks like she had a rough go at some point? I'm writing to see if anyone has suggestions about what she may have, or have experienced, and what - if anything - we should do about it.

She has no mites, no eggs, no little clumps at the base of her feathers, and no other chickens show any similar signs. We treated the coop with DEarth before they came home. She came to us with many broken feathers (came from a farm with dogs...maybe tangled?), bald patches, and one troublesome little bumpy spot on the back of her head that makes her feathers there splay out. I want her to be happy and healthy. What do you knowledgeable folks think this could be and how should I treat it? Pictures attached. Thank you so so much.
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Gallinarium

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Apr 15, 2020
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For most of the patches she may have had mites or attacks in the past, but it could be a lot of things. Not very helpful, I know. The bald area on her neck is a common target during inter-chicken-fighting. She may have been near the bottom of the hierarchy, or overcrowded. I would just keep an eye on her and let her heal. Beautiful chicken, by the way.
 

LaFleche

Crossing the Road
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The first picture almost has me thinking that this could be a cockerel. Could you post a picture of the entire back area to get a better look?
 

LaFleche

Crossing the Road
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Well, that hiney and all the other feathers sure look somewhat frayed. Hopefully with your good care he will soon regain a strong and healthy plumage,
 

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