Feather loss from my poorly chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JeannieWish, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. JeannieWish

    JeannieWish Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi again,

    My little chick who was poorly on New Year's Eve is losing her feathers.
    She has been isolated from the other 5 chicks and can be reintroduced on the 13 January .
    Do you think this is a late moult or stress from being isolated.
    She hasn't laid an egg since she was sick.
    She is no longer sick, she's eating and drinking normal.
    I made sure that she is close to the others of a day, there is only chicken wire separating them of a day and at night the coops are near each other.

    Thanks xx
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Depending on her age, she may be due for a molt (the first taking place around 18 months old, then yearly thereafter,) but any kind of extreme stress can put them into a molt early. They also will sometimes stop laying after an illness for a time.
     
  3. JeannieWish

    JeannieWish Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    Thank you for replying.

    She is 18 months old this month!!!

    She is an ex battery hen and has been through a lot but has been really happy since being at my home lol

    Only another 5 days and I can reintroduce her back to the other chicks.

    Thanks again xxx
     

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