hen getting picked on or molting? NEED HELP ASAP

Mr Gamecock

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 30, 2013
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1
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South Carolina
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!
 

Whittni

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 26, 2011
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Southern Utah
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.
 

goats rule 101

Chirping
6 Years
Aug 22, 2013
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31
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Minnesota
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!:)
 

nakstk

Songster
8 Years
Sep 19, 2011
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Kalama, Washington
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
 

Mr Gamecock

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 30, 2013
53
1
31
South Carolina
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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