Totally bare butted baby!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by peterlund, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, she is almost 2 now. Her backside (at the fuzzy butt area) is lacking all the fuzzy butt feathers. It is a pink glowing round featherless wonder. She is fine. Eats drinks is social I never see anyone pecking at her (I have about 16 birds int his coop) free ranges etc. Does she have pattern baldness? [​IMG] No Mites, that I know of. BO bird (I think). Any clues? [​IMG]
     
  2. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perhaps she is allergic to something?
    No idea thats odd o_O
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    She's probably molting.

    I have seen some hens pluck feathers from their rears and bellies and leave them in the nest for cushion.
     
  4. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has been like this for about a year now. Long molt! [​IMG]
     
  5. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh well.... Maybe she just is an upside down naked neck. As long as she isn't in distress, I will let her be!
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    She's getting/used to be getting picked on. I have one that looks just like her. Unfortunately, it seems to take forever for those bare butts to regrow feathers. My worst afflicted bare butt is still bare after most of my other girls have molted. I was really hoping she would grow some feathers back, but no go. I think the butts also tend to get ammonia burned from their stools, which I am convinced slows the feather re-growth process.

    Good luck with yours and wish me luck with mine. It's getting cold here and mine is in danger of freezing her butt off.
     

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