feather loss

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hunterblu123, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. hunterblu123

    hunterblu123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my hens are started to have feather loss on the back of there heads and top on head.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    A rooster can be the culprit, lice/mites, feather picking, the beginning of a molt, or any combination of these.
     
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    CMV Flock Mistress

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    hunterblu123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I looked at them and I don't see any mite or lice and I can't pull the feathers out so I think molting they are all still laying eggs. A few weeks ago I was getting 10 eggs a day out of 35-40 hens for about 2 weeks and now we are back to normal. The weather has been crazy here one min its cooled and the next spring type weather.
     

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