Missing feathers

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by suzieshobbyfarm, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. suzieshobbyfarm

    suzieshobbyfarm New Member

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    Some of my chickens are missing quite a few feathers on their backs and one is missing them around her bum and it is red. :( What may be the cause and what can I do for them. They are pets.
     
  2. earlyt89

    earlyt89 New Member

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    Too many roosters???
     

  3. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Someone just posted same issue and it turned out to be lack of protein in the diet. If you have a Roo though, that would be my first guess too.
     
  4. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Without a pic, my guess is that it is too big. A pic would be helpful (a thousand words and all that). I think they are called saddles too, not apron FYI.
     
  5. piglett

    piglett Senior Member

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    they come in different sizes