Ameraucana lost feathers and not laying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vangreg34, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. vangreg34

    vangreg34 New Egg

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    She lost some feathers a while back, and she just now started getting some new growth. Her skin is dry and flaky, and I couldn't see any type of mite or eggs. I have 6 Ameraucanas and they all stopped laying about 2 weeks ago. I have four other hens that lay just fine, but the Ameraucanas have gone on strike. I know the days have shortened, but i had this Amaeraucana laying pretty consistent for most of last winter. The other 5 look fine except for a couple that have lost tail feathers which i chalked up to the new rooster.

    any suggestions?

    thanks, Eric



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  2. dawg53

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    Most likely she went through a mini molt. Birds usually stop laying during molt.
     

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