Hen moulted but isnt growing the feathers back?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KWAK, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    My 2 year old Buff orpington was the first hen in the flock to start moulting, it has been 2 months since she lost her feathers... all of them...
    and none are growin back in yet. she only has feathers on her neck/head and on her legs... whats wrongs?
     
  2. riane'smimi

    riane'smimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try adding animal protein to her diet.A little cat food or meat scraps .The vet I use raises chickens and he told me that it helps because they need extra protein to grow feathers .SS still sells a food with animal protein called rocking rooster.
     
  3. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    Yes, protein is good. Also think about a good delousing program. Hit the bugs hard.
     
  4. riane'smimi

    riane'smimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep ,it's that time of year ,so I have been told [​IMG]
    Just did my own birds ,didn't see any but better safe than sorry.
     
  5. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    I have already treated them, they eat my dog's food a lot along with table scraps and chicken food.
    She also just started sitting on a batch of eggs. Is she plucking her feathers or somthing?
     

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