Missing tail/back feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jnielsen53, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. jnielsen53

    jnielsen53 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my girl lacy. She went through a molt with the rest of the flock in the fall. Any ideas what's going on with her? She takes dust baths regularly and is near top of the pecking order. Never see anyone mess with her. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    jnielsen53 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. The Phantom

    The Phantom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have roosters? Maybe some hens pecked on her that you have not seen. Check for mites.
     
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  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Check her over for lice/mites and observe your flock to see if any hens may be plucking her feathers out. Sometimes you may not see the pecking during the day - some hens pick at night.

    Ensure that you have plenty of roosting space.

    Keep us posted.
     
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