Chickens Peck Backside

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DrMike, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. DrMike

    DrMike New Egg

    Jan 18, 2009
    Jackson, GA
    I have Buff Orphintons that don't have any feathers on their back because they are pecking at each other and leave a bald spot. Does anyone know if that is because they are not getting enough feed, or are they bored, or does the roster do that. I believe I feed them enough and they seem to have plenty of room in the pen. Does anyone know the cause?
  2. clarkechick

    clarkechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    I have seen this on Plymouth Barred Rocks before. It was winter and the owners had attributed it to them being bored and crowded in their indoor space. I wouldn't imagine that it would be the problem in the fall though. I imagine they are still using an outdoor run at least?

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