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Raw places on backs of hens

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Trying to find out what to do about these raw places on my hens. Uploading pics. Please give me some insight.
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Do you have a rooster with your hens? Roosters can pull the feathers out of hens back when mating.

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Here's an article with more possible reasons for feather loss and treatments http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/03/chicken-feather-loss-cannibalism-causes.html

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:welcome

 

Looks like rooster damage to me. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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No rooster in with these ladies.
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Then my next thought is mites. Check them at night with a good flashlight and see if you see any creepy crawlies. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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What do you treat mites with? Also, it started on 2 when I noticed & now all are noticeable.
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