bare wing feathers

our12

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Jun 17, 2017
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Our RIR never grew back proper feathers after molting this spring. The others in the flock are fine and regrew a fine fluffy "coat" . Anyone have any ideas? She's in good spirits, 2 yrs.old and the lack of feathers seems to only concern me. Thanks for any helpful ideas.
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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Hello and welcome. Generally a full body molt is done in the fall. When did she start molting? How old is she? What are you feeding? Has she resumed laying?
 

our12

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Jun 17, 2017
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The girls get layer mash from the feed mill, oyster shell and yogurt almost daily. They free range during the day. Little Red is 2 yrs. old and as far as we know laying. Thank you - we lost her RIR sister today from being egg bound. it's not a good day. I break for squirrels and mice.
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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Could help to put them on a higher protein feed. Growing feathers requires a lot of protein. I've never experienced a bird not growing in all the feathers though. Sorry about losing your other one. Sometimes troubles come in groups.

I wish those squirrels would pick a side of the road an commit to it. It's the indecision that gets me.:hmm
 

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