Plucking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chick82, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. chick82

    chick82 Out Of The Brooder

    Hi can anyone give any advice we have 3 hens we have just got bk from our holidays we put the hens in a holiday home for the week and noticed 1 hen had plucked round her neck and back we let them free range but were in a area little worried we have checked for liece thank u x:cd
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    It sometimes helps with these questions if you modify your profile to show your general location. If you are north of the equator it is almost certainly the molt. If you are south of the equator it’s still probably molting but might require more investigation. When a chicken molts they follow a usual pattern, starting around the head and neck. It’s also possible that the stress from moving from one area to another caused a molt, stress can do that and chickens often don’t like change. This is possible even if you are south of the equator, but less likely.
     
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