Chickens have balding spots/no blue eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by juliatapp, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. juliatapp

    juliatapp New Egg

    Jun 10, 2011
    I have 1 hen that was being picked on by the rooster really bad, then he became so mean and nasty to me that I couldn't even get into the coop with out him trying to attack me. So I got rid of the rooster, but this poor hen had feathers missing from a couple of places on her body. I thought by getting rid of the rooster she would start clearing up and growing more feathers. Well now I have a second hen that is loosing feather on her back close to her tail feathers. Do you have any suggestions as to what I should be looking for or doing? Also my 2 hens that lay blue eggs have stopped laying. I got rid of rooster about 3 weeks ago, and I have'nt gotten a blue eggs in about a week, any ideas?
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    The hens may still be picking at the bare spots. I would keep an eye on them, see if someone's pecking at them.
  3. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Garrison, MN
    Is it possible they could be starting to molt a little? Is there anything that's different that could have stressed them out at all?
  4. juliatapp

    juliatapp New Egg

    Jun 10, 2011
    Thank You For Your Suggestions. I Guess They Could Be Starting To Molt. I Have 7 Hens, The Two That Are Losing Feathers Are Not The Ones Who Lay The Blue Eggs.

    I Don't Know Too Much About Molting, Will Have To Read Up On It Some. They Are All About 6 Months Old, And Have Been Laying For About A Month. For Some Reason I Didn't Think They Would Start Molting Until They Were A Year Old.

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