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Bare back, feathers picked off, end of feather left behind

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mother Therese, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Mother Therese

    Mother Therese Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I have these two hens that were getting bullied, about a month ago, and lost the feathers on the small of their back. the feathers were pecked, but the tip of them left behind. I am wondering if i should pluck the last little bit of the feather so that new one's will grow back, or leave them alone. they are 1 year old and started laying recently. i expect it will be awhile till they molt.
     
  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I wouldn't pluck them, I would just leave them. Plucking hurts them and can cause them to bleed..
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2015
  3. Mother Therese

    Mother Therese Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you.
     
  4. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    No problem
     

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