loss of feathers on her butt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by enok, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. enok

    enok New Egg

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    Feb 15, 2012
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    Can anyone tell me why this is happening? I've read about chiken (need of) but nothing about butts. What should I do?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Could be mites, could be feather-picking by another chicken.

    Check/dust for mites, always repeating in 7 days to kill hatching eggs (and maybe spray the coop if you haven't done that in awhile), and make sure they have enough protein in the diet. Pinless peepers on the one doing the pecking as a last resort.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2013
  3. enok

    enok New Egg

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    Feb 15, 2012
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    Thank you for the info. I will get to it first thing Monday.
     

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