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Hens missing feathers in middle of chest self picking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mizzouroo1, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. mizzouroo1

    mizzouroo1 New Egg

    Dec 1, 2010
    RIR hens pulled feathers from chest about 1 to 2 inch circle has anyone seen this before and what is wrong and cure?
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Is the hen broody?
  3. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2010
    sounds like a blood spot. they pluck it so they can contact their skin to eggs they are incubating. she must be wantin' to be a mama.
  4. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    Quote:yep broody hens do this to get ready to be a mama
  5. mizzouroo1

    mizzouroo1 New Egg

    Dec 1, 2010
    Okay Thanks

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