Hen losing feathers on back!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SophiaTheDork, May 25, 2019.

  1. SophiaTheDork

    SophiaTheDork In the Brooder

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    Hello!

    I have two lovely hens, but one of my hens has been losing her feathers and they look very damaged on her back:
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    I am worried something is wrong and perhaps she has a parasite or something, or if she is just stressed out due to laying eggs. Please let me know if this is normal or if there is a way to treat it! I just want her to get better.

    Thank you very much.
     
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  2. Fairyloop5

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    Do you have a rooster?
     
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  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens first do you have a rooster second how old is she ? Please
     
  4. SophiaTheDork

    SophiaTheDork In the Brooder

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    We had 2 roosters but we gave them to some farmers because they were being too loud in our neighborhood. She is a bit over a year old.
     
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    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Makes sense then was probably bald from the rooster now in first molt looks naked
     
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  6. SophiaTheDork

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    Alright, then is there nothing to help her get better?
     
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  7. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Of course there is she will loose more feathers then rebuild them she is not ill a bit bald but that will fix itself you could feed her a few scrambled eggs cottage cheese or yogurt plain is best
     
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  8. Fairyloop5

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    You can get her feather fixer online or from tractor supply, or you could let them grow back. at least they dont look like this:
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  9. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    She is getting picked that is why it red looks to me
     
  10. SophiaTheDork

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    Alright, thank you. We haven't had the roosters for a long time so is it possible the other hen is picking her?
     
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