HELP! My hen is picking her own feathers!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Farm Chic, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Farm Chic

    Farm Chic Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen is about 6 months old and she has been picking her own feathers! She is a polish hen and most of her tail feathers and around her tail area have been plucked right down to the skin! Any ideas as to why she may be doing this??
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you seen her do this? Have you check for mites/lice?
     
  3. Farm Chic

    Farm Chic Out Of The Brooder

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    my hubby has seen her do this and he said that he didn't notice any mites or lice. we have 20 birds, if one has mites/lice, wouldn't more than one have it?
     

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