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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hettie, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. hettie

    hettie New Egg

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    I have had my three hens for 6mths I did have four but hettie ( hence my user name) was taken by a buzzard.
    I love my chickens and they are happy to lay me an egg each every morning.
    I have a concern tho with Blossom who has had a bald patch for quite a while today it looked quite red anyone know what it is [​IMG]
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    That looks like aggression from the others. If you have a rooster, he can wear a path on the backs of the hens as well. And of course look them over for mites, lice or any bugs as this will cause feather loss as well. Make sure you have plenty of room in the coop and run. It helps to give them something to do when they are in close quarters. You can hang veggies, cabbages or even a pecking seed block will take their minds of each other and give them something else to peck at. Keep them on a good diet that has enough protein. Feather plucking or picking can be caused from the need for protein. You can feed them some cooked ground beef or ground turkey a couple times a week to add more protein to the diet.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
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  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! TwoCrows gave you great advice. You can buy her a hen saddle and if the area is red/bleeding spray it with BlueKote to prevent picking and or cannibalism, good luck to you.
     
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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! TwoCrows and Liz9910 gave you great advice. You might consider Pinless Peepers for awhile if one of the other two is a feather picker.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Nofowlplay

    Nofowlplay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope she is better soon! You will love B Y C!:cd
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. If you do not have a rooster, that is the work of a feather plucker.
     

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