Featherless/"barebutt"

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LeghornGuy, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. LeghornGuy

    LeghornGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have several white leghorn hens. Some of the hens do not have feathers on their "butts."
    I separated one of the hen and the feathers reappeared after two to three weeks.
    I let the chickens free-range daily for two to three hours. Is the pen too small?
    or do the hens have fleas or other bugs that cause them to lose their feathers?
    Any advice or recommendations?
     
  2. hisbride

    hisbride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? when mine were chicks we had a few that the butt feathers were picked out by the others. I can't say if you need more room because I don't know what size area they are in. Hopefully someone will be along soon who can answer your questions. oh and welcome to BYC!
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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