Help! My hen has lost all her feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by laurashapiro, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. laurashapiro

    laurashapiro New Egg

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    My 2 year old hen has lost all of her tail feathers and most of her wing feathers. The rest seem to be falling off every time she shakes. She is bald on her vent and tail area. We put mite dust on her, but just noticed she is walking like she is drunk. Any ideas???
     
  2. skelm

    skelm New Egg

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    Sounds like she is molting, if so its normal and your bird will soon enough get new feathers and look great (14-16 weeks)
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Umm, 4-6 weeks, not 14-16.
     
  4. laurashapiro

    laurashapiro New Egg

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    I've never seen a chicken molt this severely. In 2 days she looks plucked. Is this possible?
     

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