Black Austrolorp - Help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sadiebeth12, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. sadiebeth12

    sadiebeth12 In the Brooder

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    Hello,
    I have 6 hens that are 9 months old. A few weeks ago I realized that one of the hens was no longer laying. My light Brahma, she appears to be molting. It is early for this though, right? I check on her frequently and it appears she has new feather coming in. On a completely, maybe , different note, my black austrolorp who is still laying, is missing ALL of the feathers on her chest. There appears to be a sore on her chest. Not big and scabbed over. I have looked for mites and there is nothing to the naked eye. Please help, she is my favorite.
    Thanks so much
    Shelley in PA
     
  2. nova7353

    nova7353 In the Brooder

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    Do you have any roosters with your girls? mine were give my girls some blad spots. and i think chickens molt depending on there age not so much time of year not 100% on that but mine r not a year old yet and they have not molted yet. its spring here in CA
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

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    I've had a few of my hens in the past , molt, and become very weak from it, losing feathers, weight, sleepy, always resting. Then snap out of it.
     

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