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Hen with bare red area below vent

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Has anyone experienced this with their hens? My 7 month old barred Rock has this area, as seen in the photo, that is bare and red looking below her vent. She is eating , drinking, and laying normal. Any advice on what this is or what to do about it? It is now getting below freezing at night and I worry about her without feathers covering the area.
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That is where a lot of feather picking birds will pull feathers off their flock mates so I would see if you have a feather picker, other thoughts are molting, mites, or a chunky poop ball falling off with the feathers.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Has anyone experienced this with their hens? My 7 month old barred Rock has this area, as seen in the photo, that is bare and red looking below her vent. She is eating , drinking, and laying normal. Any advice on what this is or what to do about it? It is now getting below freezing at night and I worry about her without feathers covering the area

 

My advise is to read up on feather mites a.k.a. depluming mites.  These pests can cause enough misery that a hen will pull out her own feathers in an attempt to get relief.


Edited by chickengeorgeto - 1/7/16 at 3:49pm
Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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