CHICKEN MOLT??? OR WHAT???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by animallover2202, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. animallover2202

    animallover2202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to go put my girls in the coop this night (couple mins ago) and i went to go pet them and i found/saw that my silver laced Cochin had a big patch of feathers missing from here tail up to part of her neck and wings i got her in early April (she had problems with her feet when i got her) but would she be molting at this time and age??? or are my other chickens pecking at her???or is she getting attacked by something elsa??? i need to know asap because shes my baby
     
  2. animallover2202

    animallover2202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i need to know ASAP
     
  3. animallover2202

    animallover2202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these are a couple pic of the bald spot

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    part of her back

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    her tail
     
  4. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    She should not be molting in the first year. I would say she is getting picked on by the other chickens. If you can, follow them around or just watch and see who is starting it.
     
  5. animallover2202

    animallover2202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i put her in the run and let the others run free ( there all free ranged ) would there be any thing i should put on her to make it heal??
     
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    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    If she has no open wounds, that is good. Increase her protein intake to help regrow feathers faster. Like "flock raiser" feed(20% protein) or "gamebird" feed(24% protein) for a few weeks, offer oyster shell free choice for her if she is laying. Or give her a couple scrambled or boiled eggs every day for more protein.
     

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