1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Rhode Island Red's Poultry Plucking

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenFootRnch, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. ChickenFootRnch

    ChickenFootRnch In the Brooder

    83
    3
    33
    Oct 21, 2012
    East TN
    I have several chickens of different breeds, however my Rhodies, one inparticular, is plucking feathers from the rest of the flock. Is there an easy fix to this problem or do I just need to remove the problem poultry? I have heard it is a riboflavin(B2) deficency that affects Rhodies primarily, and my ladies are on a complete feed layer pellet,scratch feed and grit. They get plenty of free rangeing. any thoughts?
     

  2. rubycal

    rubycal In the Brooder

    30
    0
    32
    Aug 16, 2012
    I would be curious to know too. I just got six rir hens and thought they were moulting, but heard that they will not lay when they moult. I am getting 4-5 eggs per day. I should post pics tomorrow to see if someone can tell me what it is.
     
  3. ChickenFootRnch

    ChickenFootRnch In the Brooder

    83
    3
    33
    Oct 21, 2012
    East TN
    Do you have a Roo?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by