No feathers on the birds belly.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by drezac10, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. drezac10

    drezac10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am wondering why my black sex-link hen is missing all of the feathers between its legs and breasts. I live in MN and we have some colder weather here. Bird is about 8 months old and she likes to just lay in her nest box. If I pull her out she will go eat and climb back in the nest box. No eggs today or yesterday from her. Any ideas? Molt?
     
  2. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    have you looked to see if she has mites? maybe post a pic of her?
     
  3. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    sounds like she is broody.
    she wants to hatch eggs.
     
  4. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she wants to hatch babies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] They will go bare underneath to incubate the eggs and line the nest.
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Those bare spots are called brood patches. Looks like you have a broody. Congrats!
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  8. drezac10

    drezac10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have any roosters.
     
  9. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    How bare is the patch? I don't recall broodies plucking feathers all the way between the legs...
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You already know you don't need a rooster for your hens to lay eggs. The same thing goes for going broody. You have a broody hen just like everyone says.
     

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