Hen losing feather like mad! NOT MOLTING!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BoiseBubba, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. BoiseBubba

    BoiseBubba Serama Psycho

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    I have a Australorp hen who is losing feathers like crazy, they fall out at the lightest touch and her skin is rough and dry. This is no molting, and I doubt stress, because she is free range, hardly any roos, and very good feed...Any ideas?
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might look up "depluming mite." I've read about that before; maybe that's a possibility for you.
     
  3. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bet she's begining to molt..Thats how it starts..Depluming mites dont cause feather loss themselfs..The irritation from the mites causes the bird to pull and peck i'ts own feathers
     

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