Black Sex Links missing a lot of butt feathers

JJ Hen Hut

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 20, 2011
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Northern California - East Bay

Hey There,
I'm hoping someone can offer advice on how to help our black sex links that are missing a lot of butt feathers. They are 1 and a half years old, live in a nice coop with a flock of six hens, and seem healthy otherwise. I can't see any bugs or mites on their skin.

It has been a few months with this condition.

Any advice is welcome.

Thanks.
 

LindsayB

Songster
11 Years
Apr 26, 2008
1,987
43
191
Cypress, Texas
Your chickens are pretty much pecking eachother. Eating feathers...its usually bc of a low protein diet, cramped conditions or boredom. You can put blu-kote on them to help them heal fastee and stop the pecking. But I would also up their protein and maybe added a flock block or something else they can focus their pecking on. Pinless peepers work great too, I've had to use them on a few hens before.
 

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