hen finally laying, but bare butt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mirime, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. mirime

    mirime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My SS is finally laying [​IMG] but I noticed this morning that she has a bare butt/vent area. [​IMG] It's not that red, but I'm concerned. None of my other hens (four) have a bare butt. They're all about 7 months old.

    Any suggestions/thoughts? Thanks!
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    I have had one do this .. She tried to go broody but then backed out..
     
  3. mirime

    mirime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks Coop!! [​IMG]
     
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Keep an eye out still for mites if you notice any feathers with lil white balls at the end or look like feathers have broken off, then dust them as they may have mites.. But like I said my girl was just playing with going Broody..Good Luck
     
  5. mirime

    mirime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I will - I picked up some mite powder yesterday just in case![​IMG] Thanks again!!![​IMG]
     

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