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chickens loosing their feathers!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bobby2170, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. bobby2170

    bobby2170 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 8 hens and have noticed they all have feather loss at the base of their tails. some even have no feathers there. i live near pittsburgh and weve had our first snowfall, so i'm afraid they could get frost bitten. first off does anyone know what's causing this on all 8 birds and secondly how can i treat it. thank you!
     
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there.
    Did you check your hens for lice/Mites?
    Or even de lice them?
    It is recommended you do it every year.
    They might also be moulting but I think it is
    The first idea
    Goodluck
    Fionn.
     
  3. bobby2170

    bobby2170 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok i'll check. thank you!
     

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