Hen missing parts of her feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Anathesis, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Anathesis

    Anathesis Hatching

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    I have a 9 month old barred rock hen who is missing the soft parts of many of her feathers. She has the beginning parts just not the ends. They are missing mostly along the back of her neck, and her belly. The area around her vent also looks like theres bare skin. She use to look fatter and fuller than my other hens, but now she looks smaller than my smallest hen (an easter egger). She is being fairly skiddish compared to how she was before, and the feather loss happened within the last 48 hours.
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    coach723 Crowing

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  3. Anathesis

    Anathesis Hatching

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    Alright, thank you.
     
  4. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Awe. I agree with the molting. I was really surprised how skinny some of my chickens look right now during molt. It's like they lost all of their underneath feathers that gave them bulk and fluff. Sometimes they lose feathers pretty quickly, but she looks pretty healthy, so don't worry too much!
     
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