Hen pulling feathers

plfreitag

In the Brooder
12 Years
Jun 28, 2007
92
2
33
wright city mo
Hi all:

I have a Black Star hen who seems to be pulling her feathers out...I don't see any of my other birds being mean to her, but she is half bald now and I don't know why. I went in the coop this morning and there were probably 20 feathers from this hen on the floor. Some are pulled out down to the shaft; others aren't. She's still laying and acting fine...no cowering, no diarrhea, no indication at all that she's sick.

I'm at a loss. Does anyone have any ideas?


Trisha the confused in MO
 

Kitty&Eva

In the Brooder
12 Years
May 5, 2007
27
2
22
Colorado
could she have mites? still don't know if that would make her pull out her own feathers though.
i've heard there's bitter stuff you can spray to prevent pecking ... i don't have any experience though- good luck!
 

plfreitag

In the Brooder
12 Years
Jun 28, 2007
92
2
33
wright city mo
Oh yeah, it's all over her belly. She's been at it since January a little at a time. She's almost naked on her tummy.
 

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