Can anyone tell me what this could be? She acts fine and eats normal. Although molting now, she was

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by donnabaldridge, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. donnabaldridge

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  2. cavemanrich

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    I would carefully check for parasites. Also did you notice any plucking of feathers by other chickens on this victim? There can be a number of reasons. Overcrowding ranking near the top. Boredom, and protein deficiency also possibilities.
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  3. donnabaldridge

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    I checked for parasites but saw nothing. Was having a problem with ants but used DE and they disappeared. Don't think it's overcrowding, we have a very large coop for 8 hens. Thanks for the input.
     

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