Chickens have balding spots/no blue eggs

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

  1. juliatapp

    juliatapp New Egg

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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