Hen with bald rear-end

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WhiteLeghorn2, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. WhiteLeghorn2

    WhiteLeghorn2 Songster

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    One of our Australorp hens has had a bald rear-end since early summer. Not sure why. She lays lots of eggs and is totally healthy. Any reason why they aren't growing back? Is this something that happens commonly?
     
  2. Don't know the answer. And I was just logging on to ask the same question. I have a Barred Rock with the same condition.
     
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  3. boersmamrs

    boersmamrs Chirping

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    My australorp hen has the same problem. An answer would be much appreciated as well!
     
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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    Feather picking, mites or lice, or vent gleet from a fungal infection could be possibilities. Pictures may help more.
     

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