Would she plucking her own feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ebbykay, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. ebbykay

    ebbykay New Egg

    Oct 15, 2011
    She had been with the larger group and I noticed she has a quarter size area of feathers missing on her right shoulder. I put her with the other hen that had be beaten up by the older ones and now its been about 3 weeks and she is still missing feathers.

    Can I put something on it to keep her from plucking? Vaseline, or something that would taste bad? I'll check her over real good to see if she has mites.
  2. Davian

    Davian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2010
    Vermont, USA
    Spray the bald spot with blue kote. She won't pluck anymore.

    Also, add some protein to their diet. Chickens sometimes eat their own (and others) feathers when they need protein.

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