My chickens are looking bare in the bum??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lovemychix, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    My laying hens are exactly 12 mo. old. I have a black hen that is almost naked and I noticed the others doing this. I noticed my EE losing some around her face and neck. Are they starting a molt in Spring? I thought that was in fall. Egg production is not as good as it was but they are still laying.

    I know it's not lice or mites. I keep them treated for that and have checked them.

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