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Hen is losing too many feathers!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by princessavaleri, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. princessavaleri

    princessavaleri New Egg

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    So my two hens are losing wayy too many feathers especially on their bottems.
    i do not know why but it doesn't seem normal.
    Can someone please help me????????
    They are turning one year old on April 7,2012.
    They are also losing them on their backs but i honestly have no clue what happened!!! Helpp!!!!![​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Could it be a bad molt? Do you have a roo?
     
  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Welcome! As Kevin said, I suspect it's molt or a rooster also.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    After you have 10 posts you can post pictures - the Emergencies and Diseases thread is a good place for that.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Also inspect them for lice/mites.
     
  6. Welcome to BYC
    and my guess would be a molt. My sebright just had one, and is still getting feathers back. She will grow them back, don't worry. And if she doesn't well.. keep us updated![​IMG]
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you have received great advice already, so welcome!
     
  10. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    if you have a roo, its him doing it when he "mounts" them. you may need a apron for them. if no roo, could be molting, or could be lice.
    and from da hippies on here [​IMG]
     

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