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Bawld chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickster1, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. chickster1

    chickster1 Just Hatched

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    Hi I'm new on here can anyone give me some advice all my standard chickens are either almost totally bawld or they are patches I have tried demitrious powder and sand baths also some meds from a vet I am now trying apple cider vinegar has anyone got any ideas I'm in the UK
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome from Yorkshire!

    Glad you could join us here! From what you have described and given the time of year I would say your chickens are molting. This is a natural process that they go through to establish a new set of feathers. Please do check out this article ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/what-happens-when-chickens-molt
    I'm sure you will find it most helpful. Good luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. GingersHuman

    GingersHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess molting as well, but you can post pics as well.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    It's nice to have you here, thanks for joining us!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, chickster, and :welcome! Great to have you aboard. I'm in agreement with the above advice. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I think it could be molting, especially given the time of year, but do you have roosters? An overzealous rooster can also do a number on those poor hens. I hope you enjoy BYC as much as I have!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sounds like molt, feeding some extra protein will help regrow their feathers and keep up their stamina. Molting can be very hard for some individuals.
     
  10. chickster1

    chickster1 Just Hatched

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    yes
     

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