Help- chicken losing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickgirl11, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. chickgirl11

    chickgirl11 Out Of The Brooder

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    My BR was molting normally but yesterday she looked terrible. She had no feathers on her neck and half of her tail feathers were missing. Today she looked a little better but she was still pale and somewhat featherless in those areas. What is happening?
     
  2. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    She is just going through a heavy molt. Perfectly normal [​IMG]
     
  3. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    My neighbor has a couple of naked hens right now too. They look absolutely horrid, but act like its just another day... FOOD FOOD FOOD WHERES MORE FOOD! Normal.
     
  4. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    Edited because my comp is potato.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  5. chickgirl11

    chickgirl11 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks
     
  6. TechnoCat

    TechnoCat Overrun With Chickens

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    i would agree... heavy molt. My girl, amulet, she is going through her molt right now, and a chunk of neck feathers were gone, so from the side she looked like someone had plucked all her feathers from her neck, if you lifted her feathers that were growing over it, you could see where her feathers had been shed off. She's better now. point being said, hard molt.
     
  7. new2chickenlife

    new2chickenlife Out Of The Brooder

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    ok I am having the same issue but how long before they grow back. we had BR molt several months ago and they still look bad
     
  8. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If memory serves right, it's at least a month till feathers grow back. My girls always seem to molt in the winter, and look dreadful. I spoil them with some extra protein to help regrow the feathers.
     

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