Feather loss on belly

Annalyse

Crowing
Mar 24, 2020
1,449
1,160
266
New Jersey
Only 2 of my hens have feather loss on their bellies. There not broody and have never actually gone broody so idk. They seem fine but I believe one of them are laying soft eggs in the amount of weeks break. I believe the other one eats the yolk from that soft egg. Their both plymouths.

https://youtube.com/shorts/vVAa11S4tVc?feature=share
 

Attachments

  • 20210710_203027.jpg
    20210710_203027.jpg
    306.4 KB · Views: 9
  • 20210710_203035.jpg
    20210710_203035.jpg
    336.4 KB · Views: 5
  • 20210710_203039.jpg
    20210710_203039.jpg
    567.6 KB · Views: 6

Wyorp Rock

🐓 ❤ 🐛
Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Sep 20, 2015
47,080
69,716
1,422
Southern N.C. Mountains
Looks to be rubbed off a bit. Likely from roosting.

Do you provide oyster shell free choice?
If you know which hen is laying soft shelled eggs, you can give her 1 Caltrate with D3 once a day for 3-5 days to see if that makes a difference.
 

Annalyse

Crowing
Mar 24, 2020
1,449
1,160
266
New Jersey
Looks to be rubbed off a bit. Likely from roosting.

Do you provide oyster shell free choice?
If you know which hen is laying soft shelled eggs, you can give her 1 Caltrate with D3 once a day for 3-5 days to see if that makes a difference.
Yes they have oyster shell in a sperate dish I havent changed it in a while with new oysters shell. They barely eat it but they peck at it once or twice. And since I have 2 plymouths and never there to catch them laying the soft egg Idk who is laying the soft egg. One lays regular everyday eggs and the other isnt as much.
 

Wyorp Rock

🐓 ❤ 🐛
Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Sep 20, 2015
47,080
69,716
1,422
Southern N.C. Mountains
Yes they have oyster shell in a sperate dish I havent changed it in a while with new oysters shell. They barely eat it but they peck at it once or twice. And since I have 2 plymouths and never there to catch them laying the soft egg Idk who is laying the soft egg. One lays regular everyday eggs and the other isnt as much.
Well.
You could put a small dot/dab of BluKote or blue food coloring on the lower half/lip of the vent of one of the hens. When she lays an egg for a few days it would have a blue smear on the egg. That's the only way to figure out who is doing what if you aren't there.
So...basically if you get the hard shelled egg with blue, then treat the other girl or vice versa.
 

Annalyse

Crowing
Mar 24, 2020
1,449
1,160
266
New Jersey
Well.
You could put a small dot/dab of BluKote or blue food coloring on the lower half/lip of the vent of one of the hens. When she lays an egg for a few days it would have a blue smear on the egg. That's the only way to figure out who is doing what if you aren't there.
So...basically if you get the hard shelled egg with blue, then treat the other girl or vice versa.
thank you. I'm going to try that today. What if the one is already in the box? does that mean she's laying the egg and the other isn't or should I still make sure.
 

Annalyse

Crowing
Mar 24, 2020
1,449
1,160
266
New Jersey
Looks to be rubbed off a bit. Likely from roosting.

Do you provide oyster shell free choice?
If you know which hen is laying soft shelled eggs, you can give her 1 Caltrate with D3 once a day for 3-5 days to see if that makes a difference.
Is this what I should give her
 

Attachments

  • 20210712_125926.jpg
    20210712_125926.jpg
    277.4 KB · Views: 3

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom