chickens loosing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bluecoop, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. bluecoop

    bluecoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    two of five chickens loosing their feathers around the breast area. at first it seemed the chest feathers were turning white. now i can see skin. and they just don't look as good as they did even a few weeks ago. anyone? am new to the chicken game any help would be awesome. cheers
     
  2. Silkie Chick

    Silkie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    They could be molting... Or broody.
     
  3. Silkie Chick

    Silkie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, BTW [​IMG]
     
  4. LoriL

    LoriL Chillin' With My Peeps

    I also have a hen losing feathers, but just her beard feathers, for the second time in a few months. She's a 10 month old Amercauna who seems healthy otherwise; has been laying almost daily for 4-5 months. I'm also not sure if it's really a problem or not. None of the hens seem to have external parasite problems, and I haven't seen any evidence that the other 2 hens are picking on her. Interested in hearing ideas from you all. Thanks for all the good info I find roaming around the BackYard!
     

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