Plucked Feathers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickhappy1921, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. chickhappy1921

    chickhappy1921 New Egg

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    Hi, I have a male and female in the same pen, and the female has just recently lost half of her feathers off her back. I dont know if she or he is doing it, but I can tell you there are no loose feathers in the pin....??! What do you think? And what can I do?

    Thanks for listening!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How old are they? If he is mating her he has worn the feathers off. You need to separate them for a while and give her a break. You can up her protein in her diet to help her try and grow back feathers.

    If you can't separate them put a saddle on her. You can even make one out of duct tape.
     

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