feather loss excessive

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lynneskater, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. lynneskater

    lynneskater New Egg

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    Our chicken over last 2 weeks has lost an excessive amount of feathers .She is bald in some spots and only has to shake herself for feathers to fly everywhere . Temperatures recently have been over 90degrees and we wonder if she is heat stressed . Other chicken is fine . They are free range daytime and secure at night .One of them is laying still and we had thought it was her.
     
  2. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she may be in a very late in the season molt. Could be something else causing it though such as nutritional problems or what not. Look her over good and see if you see new feathers coming in. If you do then she is molting.
     

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