RIR with a bare bottom

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jimmy, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Jimmy

    Jimmy Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2008
    I have 12 hens (no rooster). They all live in a 8'X12' unheated coop.and have not been out much because of the weather(Northern Pa.) Everyone seems to be healthy and productive (they are nine months old). I noticed yesterday that one of the RIR's had a round bare spot about 3" in diameter just below her vent. She is acting normal. I am clueless on this...can anyone help?
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you checked for mites/lice?
  3. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2007
    Sonoma County
    Could she have had a bad case of poopy butt and the lump of poo got pulled off along with the feathers? I would also inspect for insects. Have you found a bunch of feathers in the henhouse? Maybe something got a hold of her rear end and pulled the feathers out.
    Those are my guesses

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