Sargent12

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sargent12, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. sargent12

    sargent12 New Egg

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    My chickens all have feathers missing on there backs by there tail feathers. At first I thought it was my roaster but he is missing feathers in the s a me place. I do have 3chickens with out this problem. How do I tell which one is doing this? I need some help.. Thanks
     
  2. coach723

    coach723 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a common area for rooster damage from being topped. Often favorite hens will be missing feathers and lesser favorites will not. If it's from the rooster then a hen saddle can help protect their back.
    It is also common that this area is bare due to molting. If you've checked them over for lice and mites, which is a good habit when feathers are lost, and there are no pests, then it's likely one of those two. If you see pin feathers anywhere coming in on them, it's likely a molt. If not, and they don't fill in from a molt, then it's probably the rooster.
     

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