Chicken pecking herself

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lanegrove, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Lanegrove

    Lanegrove In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    I have 6 buff orphingtons that I received full grown. The smallest of the bunch had a bare spot underneath one of her wings. We've been monitoring her and she is not getting harassed by others she is doing this to herself and now is worse. What can I do to stop this? I don't believe it's mites. I have not observed this behavior from any one else!! Help!!!
     
  2. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    If it’s not mites or lice, is she getting ready to be broody? (They sometime pluck their feathers under their belly to have a skin to egg contact for hatching) if not Is she lacking protein?
     

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