Strange bald spot on hen's wing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenLover130, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. ChickenLover130

    ChickenLover130 New Egg

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    We have just noticed that our hen has a small bald spot at the base of her wing, with no feathers growing out of it. We have another rooster, but we aren't sure if he is the problem. We have read some articles on Backyard Chickens that say it might be due to over-mating. She has also lost a lot of feathers on her back, but there are no bald spots there. Can anyone please give us an explanation on why she has the spot, and what we can do to fix it? Thanks.
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  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    This is typical rooster damage most likely. Can you post some more pics of her back and wings showing the whole hen?
     
  3. ChickenLover130

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    Thanks for the reply, here are some more photos: (some of them aren't great quality because she was getting flighty)
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  4. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    That is typical rooster damage from over mating. How many hens and roosters do you have.
     
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    We only have one of each at the moment.
     
  6. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Ah, yes. He needs some more girls so he can spread the love around. Your girl will greatly appreciate it!
     
  7. ChickenLover130

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    Thanks very much for your help. We really only have enough space, time and energy for max. 3 chooks so it is a possibility, although we were planning on getting rid of the rooster soon as he is disturbing the neighborhood. Do you think that without the rooster and one or two more hens, tg\he spot would start to heal up? Or will she be at the bottom of the pecking order because of it? Thanks again.
     
  8. minihorse927

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    when she molts the feathers will start to regrow. Roosters break the feathers off instead of ripping them out typically. They will only regrow quickly if the shaft has been pulled.
     
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