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Plucked Feathers

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

  1. chickhappy1921

    chickhappy1921 Hatching

    Jun 16, 2008
    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 Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    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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