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One hen has developed different color feathers...and not in a good way.

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I have 4 RIR around 6 months old. One of them has become lethargic recently. Also, she has developed a new side-effect recently: her feathers are turning white. Do you guys have any idea what this is?!?!

 

 

 

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This is a production RIR, the white feathers are normal, they come out every once in a while because these are mixed birds for high egg production, as for her being ill it could be a number of things, is she eating and drinking properly?
I have 1 fat cat, and raise true black/blue, silver, white and wheaten Ameraucanas, runmpless araucana, Olive eggers, speckled sussex, wheaten and copper marans, lavender orpingtons, 1 pet delaware hen, white crested and buff laced polish, 1 pet barred rock hen,1 ring neck cock pheasant, 6 ring neck hens, 4 guinea fowl, a smorgasbord of turkeys, 2 kids, and 1 husband.
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I have 1 fat cat, and raise true black/blue, silver, white and wheaten Ameraucanas, runmpless araucana, Olive eggers, speckled sussex, wheaten and copper marans, lavender orpingtons, 1 pet delaware hen, white crested and buff laced polish, 1 pet barred rock hen,1 ring neck cock pheasant, 6 ring neck hens, 4 guinea fowl, a smorgasbord of turkeys, 2 kids, and 1 husband.
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She had a minor leg injury (I believe it to be minor as it went away within a week) that has since healed. She is a bit smaller than the others her age. She does eat and drink, although I would say not as often. 

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Her comb looks very pale, she might have worms.
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