No feathers on butt of Buff Orp

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickadoodle56, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Chickadoodle56

    Chickadoodle56 New Egg

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    Checking on the my girls today and notice that Lucy's butt has hardly any
    feathers around her vent and its red in the area. She is acting fine, not sure if she has been laying because of the 19 other girls. Any ideas or what to apply to the area? Any help would be appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2009
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    She might be self-plucking and/or broody. This happened to my Zipfi and though she is now acting perfectly healthy and is active, she can't seem to help plucking a circle between her legs!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=7693-sick-hen

    Of course you need to also check for parasites to reassure yourself...
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009

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