Hen getting plucked

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wlkrvllyny, May 18, 2011.

  1. wlkrvllyny

    wlkrvllyny Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to owning chickens. 1 Ameriacauna now has a 2-3" bald spot in front of her tail. What can I do to help her? Is it the rooster doing it to her? Both Americanuans are quite shy and really wont approach me. Do I capture her in the morning while in the coop? We do have an enclosed run if isolation is needed. They currently free range.
     
  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be from the rooster or another hen is plucking her feathers. how many hens do you have, just the two? if so the ratio I read here is one rooster to ten hens otherwise he will mate them to much and cause them damage, wounds, pain
     
  3. wlkrvllyny

    wlkrvllyny Out Of The Brooder

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    There are 3 hens and I have 3 chicks to add to the flock once they are grown. They are almost 4 weeks. The other 2 hens dont seem to be suffering this. One of them, The black hen seems to fend off the rooster and wont allow him to mate with her. He is only 1 year old, and she seems like the boss.
     

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