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Chickens missing feather?!? New, Please help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hsa2000, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. Hsa2000

    Hsa2000 New Egg

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    So, we just got 4 chickens (2 Rhode Island Red and 2 Plymouth Rock) four days a ago. Today, I noticed the one is missing some feathers on her neck (you can see the skin) and another has a few missing on her back (no skin seen). One of the hens is a little meaner to the others and we think it is her. They are free-range all day and only go into the coup to lay and at night. When my dad made the coup, he only made three nest boxes. Is this a problem? What should I do about the missing feathers? I'm really worried and don't know what to do.

    NOTE: Two hens have nose rings and two don't. The one that picks of the others doesn't have one. I don't know if any other the others are picking too.
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nose rings? Could you post a picture? Is it possible you have a rooster? If not it could just easily be a bully hen :3
     
  3. Hsa2000

    Hsa2000 New Egg

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    Here are all four
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    This is the nose ring
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    I know it's not a rooster since all four lay eggs.
     

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