HEN IS LOOSING FEATHERS!I

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicky Crazy, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    In December I discovered blood in three nesting boxes and behind the feeder, which means someone squeezed behind it. I thought it was my hen Lucy since she had a few missing feathers. She has progressively lost more. There’s patches of missing feathers on her head, under both wings, and above her wings! I know she’s not molting because where the missing feathers are, there’s no visible quills. It looks like red scabs at this point. I am really starting to worry about her so if anyone can help, please tell me how I should fix this. [​IMG]


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    This is Lucy. I took this on the third of March!
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is another bird picking a those spots?
     
  3. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    I highly doubt it. I have never seen any of the chickens peck at her at all! Thanks for responding! [​IMG]
     
  4. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE! [​IMG]
     
  5. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Your description sounds as if a rooster has been causing this by where the feather loss is. Do you by chance have a rooster?
     
  6. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2013
    Yes, I do! Now that you mention it that makes total sense! Thank you so much!!! [​IMG]
     

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