FEATHER LOSS AND RUNNY POO

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gracie_Chickie, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. Gracie_Chickie

    Gracie_Chickie Out Of The Brooder

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    My almost 2 month old Aracauna hen is losing many feathers. She looses ate least 3 to 6 a day. She also has been having really runny, smelly poo. Another Silver Laced Wyandotte has also been having really runny smelly poo. None of my other eleven chicks are. Do you have any idea whats wrong?
    Grace
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2007
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Are you sure it is just those two with runny poo? At that age they should be losing their teen feathers and replacing them with adult feathers. It is a molt of sorts and they'll do it till bout 4 months old. 3-6 a day is nothing... you should see a heavy molter the first time round... literally touch them and hand fulls of feathers fall off...
     
  3. Gracie_Chickie

    Gracie_Chickie Out Of The Brooder

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    I am sure it is only those 2. Others have had runny poo before but it has cleared up. And the reason I am concerned is because there are some older than that certain Aracauna and they haven't lost any feathers.
     

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