I have a flock of 11 and one of the hens is losing almost all her feathers, and is covered in pin feather spikes. She looks like a porcupine. I picked her up and walked down the hall with her and left a trail of feathers. It looks like a molt gone insane! She has no signs of ectoparasites, no other birds are affected, her droppings look good and she's eating and drinking. I brought hey indoors last night - it's December on the east coast and dips below freezing at night now. She's got nothing but blood feather spikes on 70 percent of her body. She looks be dragged and a mess! I don't know what breed she is. She dark, very small, and had a fabulous tail you might think was a rooster's.
I'm a licensed wildlife rehabilitator specializing in songbirds, waterfowl and raptors, so I have most basic meds, knowledge is bird health (not chickens, though!) and access to a vet.
Any thoughts gratefully received!
I have some photos but can't see how to attach them