Tail Feathers shredded on hen (with photo) Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brianl0646, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. brianl0646

    brianl0646 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2010
    Shoreline, WA
    One of my chicken's tail feathers are messed up for lack of a better term. Looks like something has been chewing on them. I have 4 hens, they never peck at each other or fight. I do see Amelia (The hen with the bad feathers) scratch at herself, but I have never witnessed her pulling out feathers. She is a year old, seems perfectly healthy otherwise. Any ideas?


  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Looks like another hen was picking at her.
  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Might what to check for lice or mites

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