Bad molt??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kristin06, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. kristin06

    kristin06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a cochin hen that went broody with no egg(she goes broody all the time lol). Anyways I thought she was finally coming out of it, a few days later she was loosing all her feathers, wings and feet. Pretty sure she wasn't pulling them out. And she was having a hard time walking. So I brought her inside. She wasn't as happy as she usually is, didn't really want to walk even when I tempted her with cheese. She is getting rooster booster and feather fixer, and maybe twice a week getting some crushed high quality dog food (like 3 pieces smaller than a dime) made with salmon. She seems to be doing better and her feathers are really coming through on her feet now. She still seem to be a bit sore on her feet though. She is starting to come after her cheese now. I guess the main question is if a cochin goes through a bad molt can it mess up their balance? So sorry for the long post, just trying to give all the details.
     
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  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sound like she went off her food for a while and developed a vitamin deficiency.Are you (sure) she wasn't pulling them out?,After being broody they usually molt.
     
  3. kristin06

    kristin06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost positive. She was coming out and eating every day. But the feed store didn't have the pellets so I got crumble and I noticed it wasn't getting eaten. I'm thinking that had dome thing to do with it also.
     

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