Bald Chicken!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by checkerschick, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. checkerschick

    checkerschick New Egg

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    Hi,

    I have a chicken that is about a year and some months. I have never had a chicken molt, but this one is almost bald. Is that normal molting? I thought she might be getting picked on, but when I put her in a separate pen yesterday I noticed she is still loosing feathers like crazy. It is pretty cold here and I am worried about putting her outside.

    Any ideas? If they have mites do they loose feathers?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    First off Welcome to BYC

    It could be a severe molt, and you would be good to be mindful of her comfort. Maybe keep her in till the feathers regrow. Add extra protein to help her regrow feathers. I've added a link with some feather loss info.

    Imp

    http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/library/lvstk2/mf2308.pdf
     
  3. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
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    i would check for bugs/ mites where they sleep at night
     
  4. powerline

    powerline Out Of The Brooder

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    She could be your rooster's favorite hen.
     

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