Balding chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nd2b, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. nd2b

    nd2b New Egg

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    I have a 10 month old chicken that is completely bald on her rear end and her belly. She just began laying pullet eggs and I'm wondering why would she be loosing her feathers this time of year? It's getting cold . . . won't she freeze?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    I don't know the answer, but here's a link to some info about feather loss. It could just be molting this time of year. Are new feathers coming in?

    There's a sticky at the top of the emergency forum with a bunch of questions. If you can answer them and post a pix. It will be very beneficial, to help you.

    Good luck & I hope you find the answer soon.

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

    Imp
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2009

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