No feathers on their Butts!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lillyanna, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Lillyanna

    Lillyanna Out Of The Brooder

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    2 of my friends 7, chickens have been missing feathers on their butts for about 1 month now. They are approximately 6 months old, eat purina food so I am sure they are not lacking protein. I am not sure what to tell her the issue is. I would think if it was lice, they all would be missing feathers. The coop is plenty big. Any ideas???
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's very likely that one or more birds in the flock are feather plucking/eating. Probably the bird or birds in best feather are the culprit/culprits.
     
  3. Lillyanna

    Lillyanna Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you fix that? Other than a BBQ, lol
     

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