Chickens with bare backs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by egrey, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. egrey

    egrey New Egg

    Jun 11, 2010
    Hi I have about 40 chickens and they have no feathers on their back anymore, The backs are red now, Can somone help me and tell me what this is. there is no rooster in with them Thanks
  2. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    Check them for mites or plucking
  3. Irishgirlkgh

    Irishgirlkgh New Egg

    May 21, 2012
    I have 5 barred rock hens. I've never had a rooster, and 4 of the 5 have bare saddle areas. I think it's plucking, but don't know how to prevent this from happening. I've upped their protein intake, used the purple dye spray, etc., and nothing has helped. Any other suggestions?

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by