Half feathered, half not.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by johnnymac221, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. johnnymac221

    johnnymac221 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 25, 2011
    Fort Payne
    I had a chick die unexpectedly the other day. Probably a month and half to two months old. Looked fine, acted fine. I picked it up and under its left wing he had a lack of down like under the right wing. Any ideas here? My other chicks haven't been effected by anything.
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Mites can cause loss of feathers and will drain the life out of a bird. Check your other birds for mites to confirm that this one may have died from mites. The feather loss could be totally unrelated. I am sorry for your loss. [​IMG]

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