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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rachelbarnes4, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. rachelbarnes4

    rachelbarnes4 New Egg

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    Hello there! I'm a first flock chicken lover in southwest Texas. I adore my 9 chickens but am somewhat concerned that one of them hasn't completed her molt yet... she looks awful and the feathers she has are all raggedy. All of the other chickens have grown out beautiful shiny feathers. She is a Barred Rock, I have two others that are fine. I think she's been like this for at least 2 months. I've been feeding them a few handfuls of cat food but her condition hasn't changed. I'm worried about her and hope y'all can help. I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks and I hope I can help someone someday!
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Welcome to the forum from Canada! I'm not sure whats up with your hen though [​IMG]
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    First, [​IMG].
    Second, your girl may be molting-poor babies look awful during a molt.
    Just check her for lice/mites to make sure it isn't something like that or from rooster damage.
    Some of my girls are molting right now, so it's possible.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC,..[​IMG]

    hope you figure out what's up with your hen,. this is the best place to find out,...
     
  6. John-DownEastNC

    John-DownEastNC Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome from DownEast NC. Good luck with your girl. I don't know anything to help...
     
  7. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

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