Backs are getting bare, no feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by milezone, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. milezone

    milezone Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone,

    Ok I am not sure what is going on. Most of my chickens are getting bare backs, no feathers. Looks almost sickly. I give them corn, and pellets from Tractor Supply. Also add vitimins in water once every other month. And they are free roaming so forage the farm aal day. Egg production during this cold season is about 10 eggs daily with 23 birds (Orphingtons mainly). Please help.

    Russ
     
  2. milezone

    milezone Out Of The Brooder

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    Also forgot to mention, some have been like this for a few months, some all winter?
     
  3. milezone

    milezone Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone? Please
     
  4. mrwoodboat

    mrwoodboat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster???
     
  5. cinch920

    cinch920 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. Have any roosters?
     
  6. milezone

    milezone Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry yes, I have 3 roosters. :) And the roosters actually do not look bad, although one rooster has a few black spots on his comb, he is a bit over 3 years old now.

    Really appreciate your guys help.

    Russ
     
  7. binza1979

    binza1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roosters can do a number on chickens backs through mating. Usually bare back hens means you have an amorous rooster.
     
  8. SCchickens2011

    SCchickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same problem on two golden sex link hens. No rooster but thinking just bottom of the totem pole problem. Any ideas to get the feathers to grow bqck?
     

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