Disease or just brooding? Yellow skin, refusing to eat...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dianastar, May 17, 2009.

  1. dianastar

    dianastar New Egg

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    I have a golden-laced cochin about 1 1/2 years old. About two weeks ago one of my hens wouldn't leave her nest box and we have no rooster. I thought she was brooding and she would leave after I collected the eggs, like my other hens do but she still sits in the coop not eating or drinking and today i noticed her usually gray skin had patch of featherless yellow skin on her back. What's going on with my chicken?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    She is right at the age to go through a full molt. Any minute now you will find a boatload of feathers in your coop.
     

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