Pekin's bald tummy

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stinkypetersen, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. stinkypetersen

    stinkypetersen New Egg

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    Hello All, one of my beautiful pekin hens (about 9 months) has gone broody for the first time. The other day as I was giving her a dust for lice and mites I noticed her tummy was completely bald! The skin looks fine, she seems healhty all other feathers are fluffy and look in good condition. Any ideas?
     
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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    She is probably plucking them. I have read other people on here say their hens pluck their feathers when they brood. It helps keep the eggs warm I guess.
     
  3. stinkypetersen

    stinkypetersen New Egg

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    Thanks a bunch. Just did some reading. She is normal.[​IMG]
     
  4. Amarna23

    Amarna23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've just noticed the same on my Pekin girl, although she doesn't seem to be broody? My older Peking hasn't laid in months & is constantly sitting on my other girls egg (laying most days) Have you noticed this in non-broody hens? Thanks!
     

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