Slightly bald neck on two of my chickens! Could they be moulting?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by leepshin, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. leepshin

    leepshin Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone,
    Two of my Red Rocks have a bit of a bald neck. One of them is worse than the other. They are a year old so I was wondering if they could be moulting. Lupin is bald just below her earlobe and Zinnia is a bit bald in the middle of her neck. The skin doesn't look red or anything. Some help would be extremely appreciated!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Moulting is supposed to start on the head/neck and go down the body, so yes, it could. Usually they don't lose every feather, they just look raggedy for a while. I'd check for mites/lice just to be sure it's not that.

    http://ohioline.osu.edu/vme-fact/0018.html
     
  3. leepshin

    leepshin Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks.[​IMG] I will worm them just in case it is mites/lice.
     

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