Hen with a bald belly?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Luciesbuddys, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Luciesbuddys

    Luciesbuddys Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that has a 2.5 inch circle on her lower chest belly area that has no feathers and is red and dry. Any ideas? I nedd to take a picture but I need another set of hands
     
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Could she be thinking about going broody? They often pluck feathers from their chest to get better contact with the eggs. Other than that, have you checked for mites?
     
  3. Luciesbuddys

    Luciesbuddys Out Of The Brooder

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    That is possible she is the most motherly of our birds. But I don't have a rooster. I do have ducks and a drake maybe she will sit on those eggs.... I have a duck that is hidding her eggs oooor just not laying. :/
     

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