What's up with the feathers on my chicken's head?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vivaciouswoman, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. vivaciouswoman

    vivaciouswoman Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone tell me what's going on with this chicken? She seems to have lost the feathers on her head, and I'm not sure if she is just molting ( we did have a very cold snap followed by a very warm period),[​IMG]
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    or if someone has been picking on her in the flock. Any thoughts? The others have not lost any feathers that I can see.
     
  2. vivaciouswoman

    vivaciouswoman Out Of The Brooder

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    The girls were all born in April 2015. So they are less than a year old.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like she might be having a partial molt.
     
  4. twisted-acres-farm

    twisted-acres-farm Maiah and daughter dob aug 2, 2017 Premium Member

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    do you have any roosters with them ?? if so I can be the rooster's being a little mean/ruff when mating I have one hen and the back of her head is bare not sure if she is slow in running or just "easy"
     
  5. ChickenLady2014

    ChickenLady2014 Feathered Frenzy

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    Looks to me like a partial molt. Had 2 of my April 2015 hatched birds do a mini molt this fall. Hope that is all it is, good luck!
     
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  6. vivaciouswoman

    vivaciouswoman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hope you're right! THANKS, and happy holidays!
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2015
  7. vivaciouswoman

    vivaciouswoman Out Of The Brooder

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    We don't have any roosters. I'm laughing out loud about your "easy" hen!!
     

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