Missing Butt and Tail Feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bribie, May 2, 2016.

  1. Bribie

    Bribie Hatching

    Aug 20, 2015
    Hi All,

    I have a Speckled Sussex who has all of a sudden started to lose all of her feathers around her bottom. Tail feathers are also starting to fall out. Any ideas? She doesn't seem to be picked on by other birds (only a flock of five).

    Kind regards
  2. limited25

    limited25 Songster

    Mar 10, 2016
    Hi, and welcome to BYC. I have only a flock of five also and have one with a bare bottom also. She is being pecked by another hen (I'm guessing mostly at night) that is wearing pin-less peepers. Can't seem to break her, even when I isolate her she behaves for a while and then resumes her habit.

    I have read that I need to spray her with blue note (and to be careful not to get it on yourself because it doesn't wash off) and I am going to try that today.

    Good luck with your flock.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by