lack of feathers on rear and fire-red skin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FINALLY!FransFlock, May 17, 2011.

  1. FINALLY!FransFlock

    FINALLY!FransFlock Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2009
    I have a sl wyandotte hen with no feathers on rump now for 5 months, she has also stopped laying and is 3 yrs old. Is this a problem I can do something about or just molting? She is not losing feathers anywhere else and eating good.
  2. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2007
    Does she have mites?
    If not, I would guess she is being pecked on by the others. I have one that has had a bare bum for many years.
    You can try putting bluekote on it. I've tried Vick's vapo rub.......which helps for a little while, but you have to keep applying it. Keep your eyes on the others. It might just be one other chicken that's picking on that one. I have the feeling that the chicken with a bare bummy is low man on the totem pole.

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