my cuckoo maran.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by grtechmetch, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. grtechmetch

    grtechmetch New Egg

    Nov 29, 2012
    I have a cuckoo maran hen who has feathers on her legs, but lately I noticed them bleeding and when i looked at it it turned out she was missing one or two feathers on her legs. I thought it was an accident and so i cleaned her up, but the next day she was missing almost all of the feathers on her legs and they are bleeding where the feathers are missing and i don't know what to do. she is one of my 4 hens along with 2 barred rocks and an americana. we also have a rooster named Carl who is a speckled sussex he is nice to all of his girls and me and i have never seen him hurt any of them. I don't know who is pecking of her feathers or if it is her herself, and i don't know what to do to help her.
    Any advice?
  2. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2008
    It's probably a flock-mate. Can you take the time to sit out there and watch them for a while to figure out who the culprit is? If you can figure out who it is, you can try to separate the offending hen for a few days and see if she settles down, or you can put peepers on her. (search BYC for peepers, there are many threads).

    Welcome to BYC!

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