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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 In 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 Songster

    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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