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Jersey Giant Hen missing feathers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MicheleE, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. MicheleE

    MicheleE Out Of The Brooder

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    My Jersey Giant hen is missing feathers from her chest. They have been missing for a while and the skin looks pretty smooth. Obviously she is surviving the weather but does anyone know why this happens. She is not picked on - quite the contrary she is the defender of the flock.
     
  2. Schroeder

    Schroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might she be going broody? They pluck their feathers in the area where the eggs will make contact with their skin.
     
  3. MicheleE

    MicheleE Out Of The Brooder

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    That might be it. Thank you!
     

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