I don't have a rooster why is my hen's back bare?

horsecrazy

Songster
11 Years
Sep 26, 2008
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one of my old BO hens is plucked red and bare on her back. I am sure I don't have a rooster. also some of the old hens are almost naked around their vent. are they picking it out or molting or parasites or ?
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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SW Arkansas
Quote:She may be getting picked on by the other hens for something that you can't see or detect. As for old hens being bare around their vents, that's normal. A result of laying eggs for a good long while.
 

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