she picks back bald

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

  1. gingerpeach22

    gingerpeach22 Songster

    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 Songster

    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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