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

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    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

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    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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