neck feathers gone

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by foghorn86, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. foghorn86

    foghorn86 Out Of The Brooder

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    If one of my hens neck feathers are completely gone on the back of her neck, will they grow back next year?
     
  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did they get pecked out? do you have a picture?
    They should grow back in, unless its a Necked Neck. [​IMG]
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    sounds like she maybe molting, they were pecked out, or over mating by a rooster
     
  4. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that happened to my hen too but after time they grew back :D
     
  5. foghorn86

    foghorn86 Out Of The Brooder

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    she usually holds her head back alittle to cover her bare neck. she is kinda the stepchild of the flock. will it grow back?
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    that kinda looks like a turken in which case no the feathers will never grow as that breed doesn't have feathers on their necks really
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  7. foghorn86

    foghorn86 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks. i will keep hoping that the feathers will grow back, but wont hold my breath.[​IMG]
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    there is nothing wrong if they don't grow back if it's a turken
     
  9. foghorn86

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    it is not a "turken".
    she has feathers on the front of her neck, just not the back...
     
  10. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    It's impossible to say without knowing how she came to have the bare patch. If she's never had feathers there, I wouldn't expect any to sprout. If they are gone from some sort of injury that scarred the skin and damaged the follicles, they won't grow back. If they were plucked because she's being picked on or over-mated, they will grow back if she's separated from the ones pulling her feathers. If they're gone because she's molting, they'll grow back soon.
     

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