NOT broody and has bare patch on her belly...possible causes?

lowry075

Songster
8 Years
Mar 29, 2011
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Southern California
Hi, I tried searching for this under old posts but all responses seemed for broodies. My hen isn't displaying broody behavior at all and she has been missing belly feathers for a few months. I had thought she was molting, but she seems fully feathered everywhere else. What would be some other reasons for this bald area?
 

nurse_turtle

Songster
8 Years
May 28, 2011
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Foothills of NC
Does she roost over night or sleep on the floor of her coop/ground, etc? Also, have you searched her closely for mites/lice. You'll need to examine the feather shafts closest to the skin to find egg clusters and/or adult lice.
 

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