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hen getting picked on or molting? NEED HELP ASAP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mr Gamecock, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Mr Gamecock

    Mr Gamecock Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a black/red hybrid hen and she is missing feathers from parts of lower back,Lots of feathers from the tail and some from the breast? i am pretty sure it is her getting pecked on! I have been told to remove her WHAT SHOULD I DO!
     
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    If you think she's being picked on, remove her from the other chickens. Put her in a dog kennel or her own run to assure she's safe. Look into rehoming the mean birds or your picked on hen or deal with the separation and get her a friend.
     
  3. goats rule 101

    goats rule 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Removeing her could work but you could also just watch and observe your flock. They could be pecking her for plenty of reasons. They might be fighting over something and if that's the case just remove whatever they're fighting over or get more of them. I am new too and am not very experianced so I could be wrong that is just my opinion. Good luck with your flock!:)
     
  4. Mr Gamecock

    Mr Gamecock Out Of The Brooder

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    what puzzles me is that she is missing feathers from her Bottom/head/neck/sides/tail regions is that sever bullying or molting????
     
  5. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like molting to me. Can you post a picture of her?

    This is my SS she is molting right now and has no tail feathers there are a few more bald spots on her you just can't see then in this picture
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  6. Mr Gamecock

    Mr Gamecock Out Of The Brooder

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    THAT IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE! I would post pictures but No batterys for the camera.From What I see it looks like new feathers are growing back so I am relieved.
     

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