Members: FAQ / My chicken has bald spots, what causes that?

Bald spots can be from a number of things:

Over-mating from roosters which will generally be on the back

Random spots everywhere or on the back of the head from other hens pecking

They’re molting

You have a broody hen that wants to line a nest with feathers


They’re bored

Nutritional deficiencies

Mites and lice

Not enough nesting boxes
Attempting to force more eggs with too much light

Too hot

If you have questions about which it might be, email and I’ll be happy to help you make the determination.

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