What is going on here?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by iam4hymn, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. iam4hymn

    iam4hymn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of my flock is molting right now on their back sides and an occasional wing geather, but I have one girl who has lost a lot of feathers on her head. I do not see any mites or lice and I have never seen this hen henpecked or bothered by the other chickens. What could this be? She has been like this for a few weeks now. [​IMG]
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Is she the rooster's favorite? Looks like mating damage.


    edited because I never bother proofing my posts. [​IMG]
     
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  3. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    X2 for sure.
    Your hen's head looks just like my hen's head.
    Yes, she is Rocky the Rooster's favorite lady.
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Poor girl. An apron won't help that.
     
  5. iam4hymn

    iam4hymn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hm, I never thought of the rooster. Our main big boy isn't the problem I don't think, but I just re-homed 3 of the babies that grew up and we found out they were roo's. Maybe it will grow back now that they are gone.
     

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