chicken loosing feathers

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  1. matt richmond

    matt richmond Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a chicken that is loosing feathers from her belly and chest area we changed feed typee a couple of weeks ago she started laying soft shelled eggs and acting bad so we went back to the feed we had been using and she starting acting better but still wasn't laying and now she is loosing feathers and she doesn't appear to be getting picked on O yeah she is loosing tail feathers to
     
  2. DwayneNLiz

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    how old?
    any others doing it?
    does she seem to be maintaining weight?
    how is her poop?
     
  3. matt richmond

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    She is little over a year old
    The others don't seem to have this
    She looks the same weight as the others
    And I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary in her poop
     
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  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Perhaps she is starting to molt. if so, put her on Nutrena Feather Fixer feed . it's excellent for bringing Birds through the molt. she may even lay thru the molt . it's good for any birds over 16 weeks old
    I used it on my flock and was amazed at the wonderful results! beautiful new plumage!
    Best ,
    Karen
     
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  5. matt richmond

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    Would she molt in the spring and why ain't the rest doing it
     
  6. DwayneNLiz

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    it is possible for her to molt in the spring, they can molt any time of year, usually in the fall but every bird is different
    how old are the others?

    can you post a photo of her?
     
  7. matt richmond

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    The others are the same age I will try to post pictures later
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    She also be about to go broody.
     
  9. matt richmond

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    Here are some pics [​IMG]
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Molting.
     

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