Feather loss

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KendallMetz, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. KendallMetz

    KendallMetz In the Brooder

    May 3, 2017
    2 month old mottled orpingtons. Is it normal for them to not have this many feathers? I have to add they are the craziest birds I’ve owned. I can’t look at them without them freaking out and spilling their food everywhere.

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  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    If they're both balding, you may have a feather mite problem. Permethrin poultry dusting powder is safe to dust them with. That's what I would do. And again in a week. You probably won't be able to see the mites, so just consider the dusting a treatment to rule out that particular cause.

    Feed extra protein and that should stimulate new feather growth.
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