bald neck pekins

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Kelly-salmon
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bald neck pekins

Post by Kelly-salmon » 08 Mar 2014, 18:15

hi all i have got two of my pekins that are going bald around the top part of their necks they are eating fine and laying well they are around 10 months old and have been treated for any lice or mites although i see no evidence of them can someone give me some idea on what it is please

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Re: bald neck pekins

Post by kated » 08 Mar 2014, 18:35

Is there a cockerel running with them? He will pull the feathers when he mates with them. If not, then it may be a partial moult (unlikely, but not impossible) or one of them "overgrooming" them or perhaps some feather pecking going on.

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Re: bald neck pekins

Post by drfish » 10 Mar 2014, 11:39

My frizzle pekin goes bald on her head and neck about every 2 months on average. No idea why. It's not pests, doesn't seem to be moulting as she lays throughout, and it doesn't seem to bother her. Other than looking silly, she is just as per the norm.
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