Change in feathers on hen - sickness?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4Homesteaders, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. 4Homesteaders

    4Homesteaders New Egg

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    One of our hens has started to have a very distinct line between her back and tail feathers. Not sure if it is just from feather loss where the roosters get on or if it could be a health issue? Has anyone seen this before? None of our other 7 hens have this issue. It's a little hard to see in these photos, but there's a line of white downy feathers where it seems she has some feather loss.

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  2. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Examine her, it looks like feather loss.
     
  3. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    She's one of your roosters "favorites." That is feather loss from where he stands on her to mate. If it gets too bad, you can always buy chicken saddles here on BYC.
     
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  4. 4Homesteaders

    4Homesteaders New Egg

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    Thank you! That's what we were thinking but just wanted to make sure. She's quite popular with one of our roosters in particular.
     

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