Ask the Expert — June/July 2017

Ask the Expert — June/July 2017
Missing Feathers This is a photo of one of my black sex link chickens. She is a one-year-old that is losing her feathers from her head and neck area. This started about a month ago. Now a second chicken of the same breed and age has also started with the same problem. I have 10 backyard chickens. They are different breeds. They are my pets and each has a name. I am hoping that you will give me a medication name and a cure for them. I live in Gerlach, Nevada, a small rural town and live two hours away from the nearest veterinarian that might deal with chickens. Molting season is over. Thanks for any help you might give me. — Marian Gooch ******************** Hi Marian, This certainly looks like pecking damage from the other chickens. If you have a rooster, it could be that he is causing this

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