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Bald spot at the base of their tail

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AnnJoyce, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. AnnJoyce

    AnnJoyce Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 of my 11 hens that have a bald spot at the base of their tails. It is about 1-1/2 " in diameter. We do have a rooster but I never see him or the other hens pecking at them. The area is not irritated or red looking. When they molt do they lose all their feathers in one area like this?
     
  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Highly likely the rooster is 'over' mating those 3 hens...
     

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