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loss of feathers on bottom

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4chicks, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. 4chicks

    4chicks New Egg

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    I had one chicken that lost her feathers on her bottom. I saw someone before describe it as baboon butt and that is exactly what it looks like. Now 3 weeks later two more are losing theirs. I thought maybe it was mites but I don't see any. Can they be molting- they are almost exactly 1 year old. Possibly stress from the cold?- we live in Florida and it has been very cold here. I noticed the first one losing hers after we had temps in the teens. Anyway- my big concern now is that one of them has some spots of blood on her bottom and I am not sure if it is from pecking or from just the loss of the feathers but I don't want to it to get worse. Can I put something on her so that they don't peck at her. I am a little concerned because it is around her vent area.
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. tmberghst

    tmberghst Out Of The Brooder

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    Read my post,maybe it will help.Sometimes you do not get much response on the feather loss.I got the pine tar and blucote at tractor supply.I went this route because I do not know what else to do.Good luck ,let me know how it is going.Don
     
  3. 4chicks

    4chicks New Egg

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    Thanks- I will go to tractor supply tomorrow. It's weird- the one chicken has had her feathers gone on her bottom for weeks and no blood spots - this other one has been losing her feathers gradually for a couple of weeks and seems to have lost a lot in the last couple of days but she is the only one that has the blood spots....
     

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