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Rhode Island Reds Losing Tail Feathers and White butts

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First off, 13 month old rhode island red hens, in Minnesota, about a week ago we found blood in the coop other issues:
*Chicken 1, Sayde, has been losing tail feathers like crazy, but no visible skin

*Both chickens have white dry butts, like chicken poop, not sticky or gooey.

 

So far we have:
*Fed yogurt and applesauce mixed with mealworms.

 

They were laying until a week ago, then suddenly stopped. 

 

Any ideas? They are apparently too young to be molting, we are very concerned!

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Actually, I don't think they're too young to go through a mini-molt, because I have some 9 month olds who are currently losing all the feathers in the head/neck, vent, and tail areas. Do your girls otherwise seem fine? Eating and drinking? Energy? If so, they could be just molting. :) Some pictures, if you have any, might help. :D Hope to hear from you soon!

 

-Alex

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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