Half feathered, half not.

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

  1. johnnymac221

    johnnymac221 Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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