Feathers missing on butt and tail gone

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dannimiller, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. dannimiller

    dannimiller New Egg

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    Have 3 chickens with literally bare butts, some have open sores. What can I do?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Chickens will pick at each other's feathers and vents when they are over crowded, bored, or not getting enough protein in their diet. They can actually cannibalize each other if this isn't dealt with, and can become a habit. Try giving them some extra protein or some flock raiser feed to increase protein to 20%. Make sure they have plenty of room, and get outside to roam every day. Limit lighting in the coop to 12-14 hours a day. Apply some Nustock cream to the pecked areas to heal and hide wounds.
     
  3. dannimiller

    dannimiller New Egg

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    Will the feathers grow back?
     

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