Bare Chicken Butts

Big Doggie

Songster
Mar 23, 2020
306
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Mass
My hens will spend some amount of time sitting on the egg, but I don't know exactly how long they did it. I still am trying to figure out why their butts were like that. They looked fine otherwise and acted healthy, ate well, etc. I am still trying figure out what was going on. I dusted them with DE powder for mites, but that didn't seem to make much of a difference.
Same thing here. They seem fine but bare vents
 

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Vicker

Songster
7 Years
Jun 28, 2014
250
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Texas
Two of my buffs had the same issue. I checked them over and never saw a cause. One of their bare bottoms turned red like a sunburn. I coated it and just made a mess of the feathers around it. Eventually, they molted and now their butts are feathered again.
 

frostypenn

In the Brooder
Dec 6, 2021
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If you are talking about feathers around the vent, a bird doesn't pluck those. They will pluck breast feathers but only if they are broody. Have your birds been sitting on eggs this summer?
She might have lice. They like it around the vent and when they tickle, she pecks at them, taking feathers out. May be.
 

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