Chicken losing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FLSwampStomer, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. FLSwampStomer

    FLSwampStomer Out Of The Brooder

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    When I picked her up to take these pictures, she started dripping white foam out of her mouth. It is 90 something degrees outside, and she just got done chugging water, that might be why.

    I see no sores on her body. She was born the week before Easter.

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like she's just growing in some new feathers. Chickens grow through several molts before getting their adult feathers, and if feathers are lost, they grow them back in.
     
  3. FLSwampStomer

    FLSwampStomer Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the reply, I've been figuring molt, but was unsure because of their age (5 months)...and in the middle of August
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    She appears to be growing in new feathers. In the early months of their life, chickens are almost constantly replacing feathers on some part of their body. Then, at about a year of age, they go through a complete molt, when they lose basically all of their feathers and grow them back in.
     

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