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chicken psychiatrist?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sherrihargrove, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. sherrihargrove

    sherrihargrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black australorp is pulling out her feathers on her back. does she need a psychiatrist or is something else going on with her? Any ideas. I treated her raw back with pick no more just to cover the pink skin but I am lost as to why she is doing this and I saw her doing this so I know she isn't being picked on. She just started laying in the last week too.
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have a cock bird? Bare backs are usually from over mating.
     
  3. bdjh

    bdjh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My wife noticed the same thing on one of our girls yesterday. We don't have any roosters, so it's definitely from picking.......

    They get basic layer feed, plus table scraps for treats....rice, potatoes, lettuce, etc

    any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  4. sherrihargrove

    sherrihargrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they were not together for the last 3 months. he has been in a different pen.
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Do a thorough bug check. Ripping out one's own feathers is a sign of irritation. It could also be a mini-molt coming on, but that is not likely at this time of year.
     
  6. sherrihargrove

    sherrihargrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should i cover her in seven dust?
     

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