Hen losing feathers. Bald patches.

laverne34

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Jul 5, 2009
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My hen is losing feathers..at first I didn't think much of it but now she has some bald patches. She is still laying and seems to be eating ok. Any idea what this might be?? Help.
 

hinkjc

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How old is she? She is likely going into her moult. Perfectly normal this time of year. Where is the balding occuring? If it's on her back/rump area, it could be due to rooster breeding as well.
 

laverne34

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jul 5, 2009
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Tucson, AZ
She's around 1 yr old and yes the balding in on her rump area. My rooster (which was supposed to be a hen) just started breeding about 3 weeks ago. So this would make sense. I'm new to chickens so appreciate any advice you can give.
 

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