Does anyone know what this is?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JoanneCoop, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. JoanneCoop

    JoanneCoop Hatching

    Mar 14, 2018
    767FA29E-FF11-4E51-9F1C-3C5FA464C59D.jpeg We’re one year into raising our laying chickens and haven’t seen this before. It’s a bare patch right above the tail feathers. We have four hens, and none of the others show this. Thanks in advance!
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Do you have a rooster? Hens usually get a lot of wear and tear thanks to roosters and that's where they get it. If no roo have you seen the other hens pulling out her feathers?
    You can buy a chicken apron which will cover the area and allow her to regrow her feathers without tempting the others.
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  3. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

    Jan 9, 2017
    SE Wisconsin
    Mites? Roosters?
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  4. Nazia119

    Nazia119 In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2018
    Others pecking? You might have to separate her from others to help her heal, and the reintroduce to the flock.
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  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under JoanneCoop :frow Welcome!

    If you do not have a rooster, I am also going with mites or feather picking.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. These two may be of assistance:
    Topic of the Week - Feather Pecking/Eating
    Topic of the Week - Lice and Mites - Prevention and Treatments

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
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  6. JoanneCoop

    JoanneCoop Hatching

    Mar 14, 2018
    Wow! Thank you all for the advice! No roosters here, and we haven't seen any creepy crawlies, but I'll be sure to investigate and observe more closely. A chicken apron, eh?
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  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC!:)
  8. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. Hopefully the links will help you narrow down what the issue may be.

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