she picks back bald

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gingerpeach22, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. gingerpeach22

    gingerpeach22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2010
    My hen has a bald patch about 2" x 3" on her back near where her tail feathers grow. It bothers her and she interrupts feeding to peck at it. All the new pinfeathers which were there are gone. I put on Pick no More on it, but she eats it off right away. I dusted her with DE and a pyrethium poultry dust thinking it might be mites, to no avail. Any ideas? How far back does a chicken apron cover? She is an adult Barred Rock.
  2. DaughterOfEve

    DaughterOfEve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2009
    Montague, MI
    chicken aprons can help. They cover back to the tail. I have made several styles based on what I need some with shoulder protectors too. Is she eating her feathers. She may be looking for more protein in her diet.

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