GSL- losing feathers & losing weight

Branderella

Songster
10 Years
Jul 6, 2009
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My 1 yr old GSL has been losing her tail feathers...I dont know if she is picking them out, or if they are falling. She is also getting skinnier...why?
 

chookchick

Songster
11 Years
Aug 18, 2008
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Olympia WA
You need to pick her up, and take a really good look at her--are the feathers broken off, are they just falling out, or being pulled out (any signs of blood or pecking?). Is she completely clear of lice or mites? Do you have a rooster? I would also sit and watch the flock, pull up a chair and watch them for at least half an hour--is she being harassed? chased away from food? over-mated? what do her droppings look like?
 

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