Is something wrong with with her?

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I have a sweet hen named Cuckoo(Username). She has always twitched her head like she’s trying to itch it.
She also has patches of lost feathers around her head and other areas.

I think if it was mites everybody else would be like this. What could she have?
 

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Can you post a video of her actions? (upload to youtube and provide a link)
Photos of the feather loss?

How long have you had her? If she's always twitched, then it may be "normal" for her - possibly a neurological tick?
Could the feather loss be molting? How old is she? Do you see any new feathers coming in ?
 

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Patches of lost feathers around her head and other areas suggest possible molt. Inspect her closely for external parasites as well. The lost feathers could be from scratching.
I suspect it's the beginning of molt. Others will eventually begin to molt as well.
 
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Patches of lost feathers around her head and other areas suggest possible molt. Inspect her closely for external parasites as well. The lost feathers could be from scratching.
I suspect it's the beginning of molt. Others will eventually begin to molt as well.
She has always been like that so I think it’s unlikely that she is molting.
 
Apr 9, 2019
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Can you post a video of her actions? (upload to youtube and provide a link)
Photos of the feather loss?

How long have you had her? If she's always twitched, then it may be "normal" for her - possibly a neurological tick?
Could the feather loss be molting? How old is she? Do you see any new feathers coming in ?
She has always been like this so I don’t think she’s molting. She is a red sexlink and about 1.5 years old.

I can’t post a video but I can provide photos of her feathers.
 

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