Bald bellied birds!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by elizabethjg, May 29, 2016.

  1. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2016
    Five of my twelve hens are starting to loose feathers on their bellies, from their crops to their vents. They are some of my older birds at one to two years old. I have checked all twelve thoroughly for any kind of parasites, and only found I tiny bit of lice on two of them (which I have now treated). I have read online that this is an effect of broodyness but only one is broody! Could the lice be causing this, is it feather picking, is it the pine shavings in their coops? I have no idea, please help!
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It could be feather picking, lice, or they may be starting to molt.

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