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I visited a farm up the street from us today. They have an apple orchard, and sell eggs. I was able to walk back to where their chickens were. Almost every hen had no tail feathers. Their butts were bare and red. What would cause that?

Mom to 2 wonderful grown daughters, 4 hens:1 Black Australorp(Roxy), 2 Golden Comets(Ginger and Delilah) and one Mutt(Sizzle), 1 Vizsla(Holly,hunting queen), a Chincoteague Pony, a Paso Fino and 4 kitties!
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Mom to 2 wonderful grown daughters, 4 hens:1 Black Australorp(Roxy), 2 Golden Comets(Ginger and Delilah) and one Mutt(Sizzle), 1 Vizsla(Holly,hunting queen), a Chincoteague Pony, a Paso Fino and 4 kitties!
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post #2 of 6

no underwear!!! lau

"Keeping Santa Cruz weird everday"
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"Keeping Santa Cruz weird everday"
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post #3 of 6

Picking or lice. I adopted a chicken Awhile back with a bare bright red bottom and her particular problem was lice.

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I was worried about that. As soon as I saw them, I wanted to leave because I was worried about mites or lice. My 5 girls have beautiful feathers and nice fluffy butt feathers. I felt so bad for these girls. In a dirt lot, apparently only used for eggs and the eggs are being sold at free range prices when they obviously aren't free range.

Mom to 2 wonderful grown daughters, 4 hens:1 Black Australorp(Roxy), 2 Golden Comets(Ginger and Delilah) and one Mutt(Sizzle), 1 Vizsla(Holly,hunting queen), a Chincoteague Pony, a Paso Fino and 4 kitties!
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Mom to 2 wonderful grown daughters, 4 hens:1 Black Australorp(Roxy), 2 Golden Comets(Ginger and Delilah) and one Mutt(Sizzle), 1 Vizsla(Holly,hunting queen), a Chincoteague Pony, a Paso Fino and 4 kitties!
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post #5 of 6

It makes me sick to see things like that and feel so helpless about it. The poor chickens sad

post #6 of 6

People suck.  They really really suck.

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