Balding pullet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MuscovyMad, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey.

    I was just wondering if you guys could help me work out whats wrong with my pullet. She may just be moulting but thought i'd check.

    I seen her today and she has lost lots of feathers under her chin, on her body and up her legs. I can't see any signs of mites and she is still pottering about as if nothing is wrong.

    She has stopped laying though.

    She is 10 months old and has 4 sisters. 2 of which are 2 weeks older than her. And 1 that is the same age. Those are not showing any signs.

    It's currently the end of winter / beggining of spring here.

    Do you think she is just moulting or could there be another problem?

    As i thought spring born chicks skipped the Autumn moult. Then moulted properly in the following Autumn.

    Any help is much appreciated :)
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a rooster? I had one do this and checked her for mites too. Turns out the roo really likes her and it's from him holding on.
    sharon
     
  3. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah i have a roo. But he's really gentle with them. There is no feather loss on the back of her neck or over her back, which is where i assume i'd see the bald bits if it was him.

    The other hens lay alot and are all in really good condition with no feather loss at all.
     
  4. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any other ideas? [​IMG]
     

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