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I just got this hen from a farm nearby. I think the feathers are missing due to overcrowding.

Also, what breed is she?

Thank you in advance!


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Hello and welcome to BYC!

 

It looks to me like possible over mating from a rooster? They will pull out feathers at the head and neck and it looks like there are missing feathers at the base of the tail?? That also will indicate too much rooster mating. She doesn't appear to have mites and it doesn't look like aggression, I don't think.

 

The bare spot on her belly can be common with layers....they go into the nest box and pluck feathers as they lay an egg. Eventually their lower breasts are bald. 

 

Maybe someone else will chime in here, but I think it's over mating from a rooster.

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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