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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bogee, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. bogee

    bogee Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 hens who are loosing their feathers on their back at the tail feathers. Any Ideas? Going to TSC for something to dust for mites.
     
  2. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a rooster in with them?
     
  3. bogee

    bogee Out Of The Brooder

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    yes 1 rooster and yes he's a really horny one, I was thinking that might be the problem.
     
  4. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, losing feathers like you describe is usually from the rooster treading on them too much when he is mounting them.
     
  5. chickared

    chickared New Egg

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    Yes. This is true. I bought a few hens which had feathers missing. The hens had too many Roosters on them. I am glad to say that they now have all their feathers back and as happy as ever!
     

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