New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

loss of feathers on bottom

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 

I had one chicken that lost her feathers on her bottom.  I saw someone before describe it as baboon butt and that is exactly what it looks like.  Now 3 weeks later two more are losing theirs.  I thought maybe it was mites but I don't see any.  Can they be molting- they are almost exactly 1 year old.  Possibly stress from the cold?- we live in Florida and it has been very cold here.  I noticed the first one losing hers after we had temps in the teens.  Anyway- my big concern now is that one of them has some spots of blood on her bottom and I am not sure if it is from pecking or from just the loss of the feathers but I don't want to it to get worse.  Can I put something on her so that they don't peck at her.  I am a little concerned because it is around her vent area.
Thanks for any help.

post #2 of 3

Read my post,maybe it will help.Sometimes you do not get much response on the feather loss.I got the pine tar and blucote at tractor supply.I went this route because I do not know what else to do.Good luck ,let me know how it is going.Don

post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 

Thanks- I will go to tractor supply tomorrow.  It's weird- the one chicken has had her feathers gone on her bottom for weeks and no blood spots - this other one has been losing her feathers gradually for a couple of weeks and seems to have lost a lot in the last couple of days but she is the only one that has the blood spots....

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home