Balding Rear End

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LoveMyFeatherBabies, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. LoveMyFeatherBabies

    LoveMyFeatherBabies Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a BR hen that I noticed yesterday her rear end under her tail feathers is bald. All of the other hens have nice fluffy downy feathers there. Should I be concerned??
     
  2. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like someone is feather plucking, once a chicken sees pink skin they will keep attacking her.. You can buy antipecking spray that you can spray on her bum.. I dont know if it is that but it might help.. Im sure a more experianced person will help you.. Good luck Tracy...
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be lice, or it could be just molting. Can you post a picture?
     
  4. LoveMyFeatherBabies

    LoveMyFeatherBabies Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll try to get a picture tonight to put up here tomorrow.
     
  5. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some birds lose feathers due to fecal scalding of their skin. Does she have poop that sticks to her feathers? I had a wyandotte that always had a poop covered bottom that lost feathers if I didn't clean it off regularly.
     

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