Feather Loss ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lomar farms, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. lomar farms

    lomar farms New Egg

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    A few of my girls have a weird loss of feathers on their back near tail feathers. I have checked for lice and mites and don't see either. It has been a long cold winter could it be boredom? I have a large [​IMG]run and sizable coop. Thanks
     
  2. DairyChickenGal

    DairyChickenGal Out Of The Brooder

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    Do have a rooster?
    Make sure there isn't a cut. I had a hen that cut her self on some barbed wire and she lost her feathers.
     
  3. lomar farms

    lomar farms New Egg

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    No Rooster. It actually looks like the feathers are broken in half. It is on a couple of different hens.
     
  4. DairyChickenGal

    DairyChickenGal Out Of The Brooder

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    Could it be a vitamin deficiency? What do you feed your hens?
    Have they molted yet?
     
  5. lomar farms

    lomar farms New Egg

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    They eat and organic pellet feed along with cracked corn mixed in. They are laying and otherwise acting normal. Thanks
     
  6. lomar farms

    lomar farms New Egg

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    They have not molted yet but I was told it is too early for molting in Northeast.
     

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