Young hen with no belly feathers

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  1. Catwrangler

    Catwrangler New Egg

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    My young hen has lost her belly feathers. Total egg production from my five hens,are down. I have put electrolytes in their water. Only give them their layer food, scratch, cakcium and mealworms. Help
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Egg production tends to drop during fall and winter. Missing feathers on the belly is usually from either the hen plucking them, or them breaking off from rubbing on eggs in the nestboxes or even on the roost at night.
     
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