chicken losing feathers

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

  1. TinaSC

    TinaSC In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2008
    Florence, SC
    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

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    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 Free Ranging

    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 Crowing

    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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