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Bald Backs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dreamwallaby, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. dreamwallaby

    dreamwallaby Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Camden County NJ
    3 of my 5 hens are developing bald spots on their backs. It's one spot about a quarter in diameter. How visible are mites? or are they picking at eachother or is this normal molting/feathering for 6 weekers?
  2. DaughterOfEve

    DaughterOfEve Songster

    Sep 3, 2009
    Montague, MI
    at 6 weeks it is probably just new feathers coming in. If they appear healthy: good appetite, active, it is likely okay. You could offer plain yogurt for extra protien, if you think they need extra help. Thats my best guess.
    You may have a feather eater too?
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2010

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