Feather issues

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Imijin78, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Imijin78

    Imijin78 New Egg

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    I've run into a feather issue with one of my girls.the feathers on both wings seem to be falling out. No where else. Just the large wing feathers. Im not sure if it is a depluming mite? Anyone have any thoughts?
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  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your hen is over a year old, she is probably going through a molt. I see new feathers growing in behind the others. It wouldn't hurt to check her thoroughly for mites though.
     
  3. Imijin78

    Imijin78 New Egg

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    I thouht that at first, however, she is only about 10 months. Altho, she began laying kind of early. I have checked her for mites, and she is free of any crawlies, that I can see.
     
  4. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be going through a premature molt--one of my 9 month old hens did that this year.......
     

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