Healthy 3 year old hen plucking out her feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Oz Chook, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Oz Chook

    Oz Chook Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 11, 2007
    Western Australia
    Hi all, hopefully somebody can shine a light on what's going on and what I can do about it..

    My Rhode Island Red in plucking out her feathers bebahind her neck and abiove her tail and on her chest. I've had a look and her skin seems perfectly clear of any bugs, mites or injury.

    At night she has been sleeping with my broody girl who is sitting on some eggs, I thought perhaps she was becoming broody too but the feather plucking is not the same as when she's broody.

    She's eating fine, pooping fine, and generally seems healthy. I have 10 hens and no-one else is doing this. It is Autumn here, day times are still warm but the nights will start to get a chilly before too long.

    Any advice would be welcome, thanks!

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