Hen and Chick going bald, not molting

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KristyHall, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    both a hen and a chick are going bald with whitish scaly skin beneath. Can chickens get ring worm? should I try a fungicide on them?
     
  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Are they perhaps feather picking? Are there noticeable feathers always in your coop? If not they may be eating them for more protein...

    Boredom resulting from small space can also cause this, but I see you are an active member here so likely you know this already, but these are my first thoughts.

    Here is an article that may help.... http://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/animals/farm_animals.htm
     

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