chicken losing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TinaSC, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. TinaSC

    TinaSC Just Hatched

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    i went to check my 3 hens this morning and one of them has a bald spot on her backend. The others do not have this. Should I be worried? Would it be a worm issue, or something else? What about molting? We have only had chickens for about 5 mo. and are so new. We are learning as we go. Thanks!
    Tina in SC
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Do you have a roo? If so then it's prob his favorite hen. Otherwise could be molting. How old are they?
     
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Birds molt in Aug/Sept every year. I would say this is what you are dealing with. My birds are looking downright unkempt! Even the 6 mo. olds... [​IMG]
     
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I was just getting ready to post the same question - except my 18 week old RIR is missing most his/her neck feathers. But if I lift the top layer that is left there are a lot of feathers coming in. His/her tail is beraggled also.

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