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Originally Posted by bamadude View Post

Ha. It better be far into the future before I have any grandbrats


We have 33 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.       None, are brats.    :plbb

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post #36632 of 36635
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Originally Posted by superchemicalgirl View Post
 

 

 

I've got another one in the coop that's limping, and her toes on the left foot are pretty swollen but there's absolutely no bumble or other mark on the foot to explain it.

Possibly frostbite or the beginning stages of it.

 

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Originally Posted by Alaskan View Post
 

anyone want to give me a list of possible causes?

 

 2 year old production white Leghorn with bare areas on underside, mostly the last rear half

 

- no signs of mites or lice

 

- no signs of going broody

 

-poop trays are full and :sick, but I went in and checked last night while she was sleeping, no body parts are touching the poop in the poop tray.

 

 

 

I have been feeding feed a bit on the low side for protein... I guess I will switch to the higher stuff next time I buy some.

 

Any other thoughts?

 

Sounds like my coop!   I might guess someone is taking advantage of her when she's in the nest box and picking feathers when she's turned around facing the wall doing her thing and plucking and eating those nice short tender feathers for a little protein. 

Up the protein intake in your coop and slather her nakedness with that Rooster Booster Pick-no-more stuff.  Also watch in the coop as to who may be the offender....worse comes to worst use the No-Pick Peepers on that bird.

 

BTW, things are a lot more congenial in my coop since the Peepers have been in play.  The RSL's though are kind of a little too aggressive for my tastes and so we may be rehoming one.  They're good as two, the the three of them together are a nasty little bully clique.

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post #36633 of 36635

You tell him  Cynthia!!  You are blessed.   Maybe he is so set against grandchildren because they may be like HIM.

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post #36634 of 36635

@Peep_Show

 

thanks for the guess.....  but it can't be some other chicken, since it is in a difficult to reach space.... unless this leghorn spends her days on her back :rolleyes:

 

She must be eating her own feathers???????   A bit of an odd location I think.... but i dunno :idunno

 

Hopefully if I switch to a higher protein feed that will take care of it.... just don't know what it is that is causing it... I just really hate it when my chickens don't look nice.

 

(and OF COURSE, I just bought a bunch of low protein feed)

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I'm surprised no one else has mentioned the obvious here   - it's clear that  whatever is happening to this hen, is all ALASKAN's FAULT!! I rest my case.

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