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Bob Whites loosing feathers

Discussion in 'Quail' started by IOWA GAMEBIRD, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. IOWA GAMEBIRD

    IOWA GAMEBIRD Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 20 bob whites in a pen off the ground all of them are loosing there feathers and seem to be scratching a lot. I have mixed seven dust in with there dusting box but they still are loosing there feathers any ideas on what is wrong?
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Overcrowding, ammonia build up, molting..you are treating for mites I suspect with the Sevin dust.
     
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are moulting we are losing natural daylight
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    They're Molting
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agree!!! I'm mad because no eggs this year.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I am starting to see a few feathers, but I am still getting eggs. [​IMG]
     
  7. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:Yep....Mine look RUUUUFFFFFFF, but the eggs ain't stop droppin' yet.
     
  8. IOWA GAMEBIRD

    IOWA GAMEBIRD Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some birds in a pen on the ground and they look fine.But the ones off the ground look bad the pen is 8ft by 4ft.They are still laying eggs how long does the molting last?Thanks for your input.
     
  9. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:Here's an old, but in-depth write on the Northern Bob. There's a paragraph about midway or so in the Plumage section on molting. Keep in mind, this is primarily about "wild" birds....... http://www.birdsbybent.com/sample.html
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  10. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Here's an old, but in-depth write on the Northern Bob. There's a paragraph about midway or so in the Plumage section on molting. Keep in mind, this is primarily about "wild" birds....... http://www.birdsbybent.com/sample.html

    Ya oughta see mine on Saturday night they get kina "wild" [​IMG]
     

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