Belgium D'Anver frizzled after molt?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by azahn, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. azahn

    azahn In the Brooder

    Jan 14, 2012
    Northeast Texas
    Any ideas on why a hen, 2nd molt, SLOW, is partially frizzled now? This has been going on for several months, anybody would know she looks different from the rest. She will go outside to free range, but stays in the coop much more than the rest of the flock. She doesn't have any drainage/discharge, etc., but I'm wondering if it was ever a true molt to begin with. Could it be a deficiency of some sort? Ideas? She just looks poor.
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    Can you post a picture?

    A chicken does not just become frizzled, they either are or they aren't. However, when you mentioned she's been spending a lot of time in the coop, lice or mites came to mind. Some of them chew the feathers up and make them look terrible. It could be some kind of deficiency, I suppose, but I'd rule out external parasites first.

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