- Feb 6, 2015
Hi all, I hope you can help me. We just bought a house and it came with 7 hens. As a first-time chicken owner, I'm slowly starting to get the hang of things. I've noticed that 3 of my hens have feathers missing on their backs at the base of their tails and one of those has feathers missing below her tail as well, a pretty large bald spot. I'll note that these 3 seem to be towards the bottom of the pecking order. The problem is, I never see any of the other hens picking on them. How am I supposed to figure out who is responsible for doing this and what can I do about it? Thanks in advance.