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Plucked Heads

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cheery Cluck, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Cheery Cluck

    Cheery Cluck Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2009
    Santa Fe County
    I have a flock of chickens under the "rule" of one rooster and I was wondering why most of the hens have the top of their head bare.
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    When a rooster mates a hen, he grabs hold of their neck or head to hold on, sometimes causing feather loss.
    There are chicken saddles/aprons for feather loss on the back of hens caused by the roo. Give it time, someone will invent little bonnets to protect their heads. [​IMG]

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