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Missing feathers by hens tail

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bjdam2014, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. bjdam2014

    bjdam2014 Just Hatched

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    I have 12 hens no with no roosters and a couple days ago I noticed only 1 of my hens is missing a lot of feathers around her tail/lower back area

    I have done some research and found that if the hens are low on protein they will pluck feathers from each other???? Is this true???

    How do I increase their protein?
    I am feeding layer crumble
    Hens are around 10-11 months. Got them last spring late April Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    How big is their run/ coop area? Sometimes they pull feathers when they are crowded. If you are feeding layer pellets they are probably getting close to the amount of protein needed.
     
  3. bjdam2014

    bjdam2014 Just Hatched

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    Coop is 8x8 and run is 8x10.
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Do the s pend a lot of time in the coop? If so maybe they are crowded . Maybe she is the bottom of the pecking order. Getting picked on by the other girls.
     

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