FEATHERS EVERYWHERE!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emmafisher, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. emmafisher

    emmafisher Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm looking for advice. I have 4 hens in a massive coup and they get let out every 2 or 3 days to free range in my garden. Yesterday they were out and we noticed about 10 white feathers on a grass, assumed they were from my only Sussex hen . This morning, I went to the coop and the hut is full of her feathers. She seems to be grooming, not excessively, and they're just falling out. I've had her a year and last year she didn't molt to this extent. They are coming out round her neck, back and breast. I'm worried. Please can anyone advise?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sounds as if she is going into a full blown molt.
     
  3. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to molting season! My coop looks like they had an overnight pillow fight. One gal seems to be having a harder molt than the rest and she looks like a porcupine with new feathers coming in. She has to feel miserable!
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Now there's a great mental image..........[​IMG]
     
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  5. emmafisher

    emmafisher Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reassurance
     

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