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hamburg started laying, now losing feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maryzee, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. maryzee

    maryzee Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys I wonder if you can help.
    My Hamburg is around 9 months old, she started laying a few days ago, an egg then and an egg today. But today I noticed that she has a bald patch at the base of her tail feathers, onccloser inspection it appears she has lost loads of feathers across her back too, it is completely bald when I pushed the feathers back, about the size of the palm of my hand. It doesn't look red or sore so don't think the others have pecked her, but I saw there is a sort of green vein at the base of her tail that looks quite obvious, it doesn't really look swollen either, otherwise she seems in good health. Checked for mites /fleas but no sign. Anyone got any idea what this could be? All other hens are fine.
     
  2. Mattsiewrt94

    Mattsiewrt94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be molting
     
  3. maryzee

    maryzee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thought she might be too young?
     

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