Chicken loosing feathers. Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Betsy's zoo, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Betsy's zoo

    Betsy's zoo Hatching

    Jun 6, 2008
    I have three chickens a year old, three different breeds. They are my pets. I'm enjoying my girls so much. I'm learning as I go and am glad to have recently found this website.

    I have one Rhode Island Red who has lost her feathers on her chest. She has a strip about 1 1/2" wide my 4" long. Most of the exposed skin is very red. What is wrong with her and what do I do about it? She lays a big brown egg everyday, so whatever it is, it doesn't affect her laying.

    I'm not sure how to navigate this site yet. I guess you can write back here, or please feel free to also email me directly. Thank you so much for any help you can be. [email protected]
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008

    I was thinking they were going into a molt at first, but when you mention the red skin... [​IMG]
  3. jstewchicks

    jstewchicks Hatching

    Dec 19, 2007
    Interesting, I have 3 Rhodies too, and I'm seeing the same problem develop on one mostly, now a second. The first one with the feather loss, skin issue, now seems to have "chewed up" tail feathers??

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