Missing Butt Feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jimboradley, May 2, 2011.

  1. jimboradley

    jimboradley Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,
    I recently adopted three hens from a neighbor who wasn't able to take them with her in a move. The queen of the roost has two huge bald patches on her butt (feathers beneath her tail). I think she's a Brahma. Could this be caused by stress in moving homes? I doubt it's bullying, because she's definitely the one in charge. Is this something to worry about?
    Thanks.
     
  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keep an eye on her/them, but I bet you have a feather plucker in the group, common spot for them to pluck. Mine does it when they are on the roost
     

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