Hen Losing Feathers Very Rapidly and Runny Poop...Help??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sunnyfinn, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. sunnyfinn

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a 2 year old Golden Wynadotte, that I'm concerned about. In less than a week she's lost at least half of her feathers. She also has runny poop stuck to her butt. A couple of months she also had torn off part of her comb, but that has since healed. She has also stopped laying. The other two hens seem fine. I'm suspecting lice or mites, but would love some advice. I have dusted them for lice in the past and also have a dust bath set up in the coop with kitty litter and Sevin. Is it possible that this is just a normal molt?
     
  2. The Chickens' Maid

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    How is she acting?
     
  3. sunnyfinn

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    She's acting normal.
     
  4. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like a normal molt to me. If you look in the "Pictures and Stories" section, there's a thread on molting chickens, if you want to compare feather loss.
    As for the poo, our hens will get a lot of poo stuck to their bums. How runny is it? Is it watery? Is it normal color?
     

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