bald spot on hens back

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by miss_thenorth, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Hi all! one of my hens has had a bald spot on her back. she is not moulting, she is not being pecked at, it looks like some of the feathers have been broken. It is cold here, so I feel she needs her feathers for warmth. Do I have to pluck those feathers out to encourage new ones to grow? If I need to do this--will she bleed, and if she bleeds--do I need to isolater her

    TIA!
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If you have a rooster she might be his favorite and losing feathers that way. The other hens could also be eating her feathers.
     
  3. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Quote:No rooster--just the six hens....
     

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