Ask the Expert – Special Issue – Comb to Tail Health

Ask the Expert – Special Issue – Comb to Tail Health
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes Chicken Pecking Feathers  Hi! My chicken is being treated for worms and she’s feeling better. However, she seems to be pecking her feathers, particularly on her breast area. She is two years old and hasn’t molted yet. Just not sure why she’s doing this. Any insight would be great. Thank you!  Maureen Oblea  *************************************  Hi Maureen,  Since it seems to be on her breast: is there any chance she is broody? Often, hens pull out feathers in the breast and underside so they can better incubate the eggs. And if not, have you considered lice or mites as an issue?  Marissa   _______________________________________  Pullet Injuries  I have a few nine-week-old pullets that have odd wounds at the point where their comb meets their beak. They have been out in the yard with our 13 other hens, but the big girls are fine with them and

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