feather loss

wasinger

Hatching
10 Years
Jun 11, 2009
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My hens are pulling their feathers and they have no lice or bugs. Gerty, is almost bald, we have no roosters, just hens and I am concerned.. what can i do? is this normal? help:(
 

elmo

Crowing
11 Years
May 23, 2009
4,907
277
336
DFW
Feather loss can come from molting or feather picking.

Have you seen your chickens pecking out each other's feathers? Or are they self picking? In either case, sometimes feather picking is as a result of a dietary deficiency. You can try adding protein to their diet to see if this helps. Feather picking also sometimes is caused by overcrowding and/or boredom. How many chickens do you have in how big an area?
 

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