chicken losing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wildernesschic5, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. wildernesschic5

    wildernesschic5 Just Hatched

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    I have a chicken that is losing feathers around her neck. I also noticed that she hasn't been laying eggs. She is not even a year old. What could this be caused from? Any advise and recommendations would be great! Thank you!
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2016
  2. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is most likely moulting. Poultry moult every year, usually in fall or winter, and don't lay whilst moulting.
     
  3. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. wildernesschic5

    wildernesschic5 Just Hatched

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    I was reading something about how it could also be caused from parasites and she did have mites a month ago. I did treat her with a flea and tick preventative, but now I've noticed the feathers and no eggs. I have 2 other hens and they haven't lost feathers and are still laying.
     
  5. jilroberts

    jilroberts New Egg

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    I have a chicken losing feather all over too, and the others are not. Do they lose them same time
    or are the all different. Her feathers are growing back and about 1-1.5 inches.
     

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