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Bare butt?? Why??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by troutlakearts, May 14, 2009.

  1. troutlakearts

    troutlakearts In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2009
    We have 6- 6month old pullets. One of them has a bare butt, but only on the right "cheek" and we do not have a rooster. Does any one have a suggestion as to the cause and cure if needed. No "strange" behavior seems to be happening. BTW the coop floor is sand with a layer of hay in case it matters. We usually get 4 eggs per day from our six chickens. But today, one of them stayed in the nest for a LONG time, but no egg. Then she or another one (and we don't know which ones are which) got up into the same nest and spent another period of time, but still no egg. Any thoughts on this?

  2. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Mason WV
    I don't know but maybe someone will see this & answer.
  3. whippet128

    whippet128 In the Brooder

    Jan 31, 2009
    this is vent picking. I usually happens with hens. put some blue coat on it. the feathers will grow back. Now you know the low hen on the totem pole.

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