Feather Loss

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicks Galore3, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Several months ago my chickens started losing feathers around their combs, and one has less neck feathes. Several people said it would be molting. (they are around 9 months old now.) they have stopped losing them, but they aren't growing them back! Some of the chickens feathers look kind of dull and rumpled. I am pretty sure they aren't sick. Nutrition deficiency of some kind?
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could it be other hens pecking on them ?
     
  3. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    They could be, but the hens who are bald are on the higher end. It seems my gold stars and americanas aren't bald. my wyandottes, australorps, and orpingtons are.
     

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