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chickens losing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mickm72, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Mickm72

    Mickm72 Hatching

    May 17, 2007
    Can anyone please advise me i have 10 chickens and i have just noticed today that 2 of them have lost a lot of feathers from their necks they have really quite large bald patches the chickens are not pecking at each other does any one know what the problem might be and what i can do about it.
    They are all feeding and drinking well ?????:|
  2. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Are they molting?
  3. skatcatla

    skatcatla Songster

    Jun 26, 2007
    Could they be molting?
  4. Mickm72

    Mickm72 Hatching

    May 17, 2007
    yes i think they may just be molting i have now done some looking up on molting on the internet as these are my first chickens i was a bit worried i did not expect them to have big bare patches when molting i thought that they would just lose a few feathers here and there.

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