Leghorn thinning head feathers, normal? Pics included


5 Years
Jun 18, 2014
Reno, NV
I just noticed my white Leghorns feathers on her head are thinning and more of her red comb area is exposed. Is this normal? She is 1.5 years old. She is laying normally, active. We have a Golden Comet that we got at the same time as her and three EE'ers that are 7 months old. No one else has this thinning. She has always had a stellar comb and waddle, huge!

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When a chicken molts they start around the head and work their way down. I suspect that’s what you are seeing. Expect her to quit laying soon as she uses the nutrients that were going into egg production to grow new feathers.

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