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Hen's feathers are falling out--She looks sick.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by selinagil, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. selinagil

    selinagil Songster

    My 8 month old Americana Hen has feathers randomly falling out and she looks kinda skinny. None of my other chickens look ill or are losing feathers like she is--i"ll try to post a pic--Anyone's advice would be helpful. [​IMG]
  2. selinagil

    selinagil Songster

  3. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    looks like shes molting [​IMG] its a natural prosses that they do, loosing old feathers and then eventually new ones will grow in. i have a hen in molt too, all birds do it.
  4. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I have two hens in molt right now. They do look funny and even sickly when they molt. They molt at different times. One of mine molted months ago, and a couple other just a few weeks ago.
  5. selinagil

    selinagil Songster

    Thanks you guys--I thought she might be molting but i thought since they were all the same age they'd do it all together. Anyway it makes me feel better!!![​IMG]

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