BO's feathers gone around their butt!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DuckyGurl, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. DuckyGurl

    DuckyGurl Overrun With Chickens

    We have 4 BO's and three of 4 have red skin near thei vent. Plain skin. Three inch diameter. Not causing them pain, egg laying perfectly normal. What caused this?!
     
  2. StephanieD

    StephanieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump!
     
  3. Babe77

    Babe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump....
     
  4. DuckyGurl

    DuckyGurl Overrun With Chickens

    Wow, NOBODY!
     
  5. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would check for lice or mites or bored chickens that like to peck butts
     
  6. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and i forgot, bump.
     
  7. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    I have a BO with bare skin on the butt. She has a bare back too. We think other chickens were just picking the feathers off her butt.
     
  8. 6chicks&aduck

    6chicks&aduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like you have A or Some , BUTT PLUCKERS ! I had a few birds that have done this esp during molt , they liked to pull the pin feathers out by the butt ! you need to spend some time w ypur flosk to find out who's doing it and seperate or get rid of them , one bird can teach this to others in the flock , hope this helps you !
     

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