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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by preacherman2, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. preacherman2

    preacherman2 In the Brooder

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    1 of 4 hens loosing feather on there lower back and rear never had rooster
    just hot 95 to 100 this week
     

  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Crowing

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    Sounds like moulting to me, or perhaps feather picking.

    Best wishes.
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    She may be molting or the other chickens are pecking her. I have a hen who lost her feathers in the same place. I bought her a saddle and within a month all the feathers were back.
     

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