Can someone tell me what is causing this

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by StaatsFarms, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. StaatsFarms

    StaatsFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can someone tell me what is causing this. 4 out of my 10 hens have this on their backs. i initially thought it was from the roosters but, they have been gone for a couple months now and it doesn't seem to be growing back in

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    any help would be appreciated
     
  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Won't grow back till moult time when they grow all their new feathers.
     
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I agree...and it seems, if little pen feathers start to grow out, another hen will pick them out. After moult you will see new and pretty feathers again.
     
  4. StaatsFarms

    StaatsFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, i have noticed the feathers look like they are starting to grow back in and in a few days they are gone
     

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