Hens loosing feathers on underbelly

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MaryJames, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. MaryJames

    MaryJames New Egg

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    Only have 4 hens, but they are all losing under belly feathers. This began today, and it seems that one of them is completely bare and the others are well on their way. I've never seen this and don't know what to do... Any advise? Help

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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello again, MaryJames, and [​IMG]! I had advised posting in the ER thread in your other post. Hope you hen is okay! [​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Are any of your hens "broody" that means sitting on a nest of eggs and trying to hatch them. If so they pull out feathers to line the nest. If not they may be molting. Molt can be very severe in some and very mild in others. In either case getting extra protein helps them re-grow new ones . If we could see photos maybe we could figure out if that is what's going on. Do they have any sores or redness where the feathers are missing?
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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