Bare patch on belly of barred rock!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jewel4one, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. jewel4one

    jewel4one Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 4, 2012
    help! my biggest and most fiesty girl is losing her feathers on her belly...long bare patch...and from her butt/tail. she's top dog, so no pecking on from other girls...she's laying fine, looks healthy other than that...but did notice what i think was a worm in one of their poops. suspect it was hers...what do i do? the patch is right where she roosts. im a fairly new chicken owner and man do these chicks keep me up worrying!! help!
  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2011
    Amery, WI WI/MN border
    Jewel: Has she been broody at all? (Sitting in a nestbox for hours) Hens will tend to have bare tummys when they are broody to allow more heat contact with the eggs. Just a thought.

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