My Chicken has plucked her bottom

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My Chicken has plucked her bottom
« on: May 07, 2010, 10:53 »
My chicken has plucked her bottom, she is otherwise well but I'm not sure that she is laying very well. I am down to two birds and one is laying daily the other only occasionally - any ideas?


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Re: My Chicken has plucked her bottom
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010, 11:22 »
It's probably the other hen that's plucked her botty  :ohmy:

Try giving them some extra protein to eat.  Scrambled egg or tuna in spring water are good choices.  Hang up some greens so that they have to jump a bit to get them. That could keep them amused for ages.

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Re: My Chicken has plucked her bottom
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 01:06 »
you probably have already looked, but check her for lice. Mite in the coop could also set her skin irritating. beware there is no sign of blood spots on her, as the other girls will attack any wound or sign of blood. Maybe a squirt of purple spray, or anti peck spray might help break the habit.

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