can any one help

chicken parm

In the Brooder
11 Years
Nov 19, 2008
69
0
39
delaware
2 of my hens look like there molting, now they both have bare red bottoms. checked for mites,fleas etc.. found nothing. they look and act healthy laying fine. are they just the being picked on by the others? 8hens all together.
 

jenjscott

Mosquito Beach Poultry
11 Years
May 24, 2008
3,701
35
256
Southeast Arkansas
Could be picking, but once they start, they don't usually stop there. Is that scabbing that you can see in the picture? What do you have in their nest boxes?
 

Fudgie

Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?
11 Years
Sep 10, 2008
3,809
31
201
North Central Missouri boonies
Looks like an allergic reaction to something. Picking would be more on their backs not their tummys. Like wherever they are laying is something icky. You are not using redwood chips are you. They are not good at all!
 

chickensioux

Songster
10 Years
Feb 12, 2009
4,229
53
241
Western North Carolina
What are they roosting on? Could she be rubbing her bottom on anything while roosting. I had some hens look like that and they were rubbing their bottoms raw at night. It stopped when we figured that out and renovated their sleeping quarters.
 

chicken parm

In the Brooder
11 Years
Nov 19, 2008
69
0
39
delaware
I use pine shavings in there nest boxes and coop, that is all. I keep it clean and dry. they roost on a platform made from coated wire. there coop was Amish built. no changes in food.
 

LVVCHAP

Chirping
11 Years
Jun 24, 2008
94
3
94
PA
I think it would be unusual for the others to be pecking her belly, but after watching them if you do find that pecking is the problem I highly recommend a product a called "Peck No More". Someone on this site suggested it to me and it worked wonders. I think some of the other thoughts about their roost area might be correct.
 

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