Missing feathers back of neck...........

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gabby3535, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. gabby3535

    gabby3535 Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of my Light Sussex hens has some short and missing feathers on he back of her head and scruff of neck........with
    a few little, minor scabs.....like someone has been pecking her feathers.
    In your experience, is this missing feather pattern just caused by 'bully-ing' from another hen, or from 'mounting' of a roo????
    She is fine but I am just curious...................
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    From my experience, it's the roo grabbing hold.
  3. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Shes just your roosters favorite. [​IMG]
  4. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY
    Yep,that's kinda the love handles to a cock. Not too romantic but the way nature made it. Will

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