4 new hens missing feathersI

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vlassco, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. vlassco

    vlassco New Egg

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    Dec 13, 2008
    Hi,

    I just got four 6 month old Isa Browns today, and they are all moulting from the chest, and their tail feathers look pretty ruffled, I know that chickens go through a regular moult, but do they usually do it at the same time? and from the same places?

    the seller said it was normal but now i beg to differ, they all seem ok, a bit ruffled from the trip, but all losing feathers, I thought they may have been overcrowded in there last coop, as I've been watching them and none of them have pecked out any feathers, they were in a flock of 16.

    just wondering if i should be worried, or just watch them for a while.

    what is a good source of protein to help them grow feathers back?
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2008

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