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Missing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Coop Dville, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Coop Dville

    Coop Dville New Egg

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    I have 2 of my hens that are missing feathers just in front of their tail feathers. These hens are about 7-8 months old. I do have a Roo in the pen. The hens seem healthy and happy and are laying well. Any ideas or suggestions?
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  2. bigchicken56

    bigchicken56 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you notice any bullying from other hens? She might be starting the process of molting. I actually have an Americana hen that is losing her feathers in the same area. Not sure what is the cause though.
     
  3. lmwheeler

    lmwheeler New Egg

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    I also have a chicken with a patch of missing feathers in exactly the same place. Does anyone know what it is or what to do? I only have two chickens that are 8 to 9 months old.
     
  4. lmwheeler

    lmwheeler New Egg

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    Well, I soon discovered that my other hen a buff Orpington was the reason that my silver lace Wyandotte had missing feathers on her back. Unfortunately, I have not found anything to make her stop doing it. I have tried the hot pick spray and the rooster booster pick no more lotion that was recommended. Neither of those deter the picking. After a couple months of this pestering the appearance of the Wyandotte changed. Her feathers have a very fluffy appearance everywhere except her neck and wings. Her chest used to have the black and white but now it looks like messy grey fluff. Can anyone help me? I only have two chickens so I don't know if separating them is an option. Oh, the Wyandotte also looks visible thinner than a month ago.
     
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    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

  6. lmwheeler

    lmwheeler New Egg

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    Thanks I will look in to those. I ordered a saddle to try last night.
     

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