Big Bald Spot! Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gembolina, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. gembolina

    gembolina New Egg

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    Morning guys, my hen still has a huge bald spot underneath her vent, almost looks like the feathers left (ONLY A COUPLE) are wet, any ideas?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How old is she? Has she molted? Does she sit on the roost pole or roosts somewhere else? Did you notice any poops drying to her feathers before? Any other birds missing feathers?
     
  3. gembolina

    gembolina New Egg

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    Hi Miss Prissy, she is 1 year old, I think she is going into her pen in the day but hard to say as mostly at work! Our other hen isn't missing any and not seen any poop stuck to her apart fro a little on the feathes that are left in the bald spot, i'm wondering if she is going broody again?
     
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you checked for lice and mites?
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Go out at night. Flip up some vents and using a flashlight look for moving things around the moist area. Mites and lice like to feed there.
     
  6. jhc

    jhc Out Of The Brooder

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    Check for mites.
     

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