Emu's suddenly loosing feathers?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Supermommy486, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both our emus started loosing a little bit of feathers on their sides. We thought they were rubbing up against something that was pulling them out but they have now lost a LOT of feathers. And I do mean a lot. I look and I don't see any bugs on them, but maybe I'm not looking for the right thing? Any ideas? Do they molt? I am trying to find a vet that does house calls which is turning out to be a fun adventure...

    Thanks SO much!
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I know mine will lose some feathers, but no real bear spots unless the horse takes a mouthfull.......
    What is their diet, have they been wormed........
     
  3. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They get emu ration and sometimes sneak a bite of goat pellets while I close the gate.
    They have been wormed...I wonder if they are picking out each others feathers? The only other thing living with them are pygmy goats so they can't reach. ;) Hmmmm
     
  4. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No worries we figured it out.
     
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    what was it?
     
  6. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not enough nutrition, just like chickens do. Apparently they are pulling a switcharoo on me and when I leave they eat the goat feed and the goats knock over the emu feed and eat it.
     

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