Is this henpecking??????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by happychickengirls, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. happychickengirls

    happychickengirls Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed today that one of my hen is missing all the feathers off the back of her neck! Now I never had problems with any of them
    pecking each other. I only have four right now and they have plenty of room in their coop. I know its winter and we all have a little cabin fever going on. Is that what this is????? She looks alright overall just the back of the neck. Any help would be appreciated.
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Molting is supposed to start on the neck. Lots of pics of molting birds on here -- there was even a contest recently for the worst looking molting bird. It's also a bit unusual for a place to get pecked or for them to pull feathers off each other.

    http://msucares.com/poultry/management/poultry_feathers.html
     

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