chickens losing feathers on back near tail feathers : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

my road island reds are losing feathers on back and sides and bottom.what is the problem... thanks for any info

-- scott wyatt (, April 28, 2000


Do you have a Cock?...If so it's mating and taking a few feathers with it

-- Grant Eversoll (, April 29, 2000.

Yep, if you have a rooster, he's your culprit!

-- barbara (, April 29, 2000.

I agree with what the others said. They're probably also moulting. If they aren't free-ranged, give them some dirt with a bit of fine sand and wood ashes to bathe in. That will help them get rid of external parasites. Gerbil

-- Gerbil (, May 03, 2000.

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