**HORRENDOUS MOLT or something more sinister?!***

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ADozenGirlz, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. ADozenGirlz

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    Is this a normal, hard, ugly molt or something problematic? This is Phoebe, my 10 month old bantam cochin Frizzle. She's acting & laying fine. I did just observe a bubble-looking thing under her skin in the area of her left shoulder (if chickens have shoulders). Poor Phoebe. She's not a model Frizzle to begin with, but now she's just really pathetic. Do I need to be concerned at all?

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    This was Phoebe when she looked a little better (in April):
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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Looks like a serious molt to me. No signs of parasites?

    Imp- She could do an infomercial for the "Hair Club for Hens" [​IMG]
     
  3. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:Good. Nope, no signs of parasites. She's just a wreck.
     
  4. SpeckledHills

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    If it's a comfort, I've seen much worse. [​IMG]
    I had a Frizzle Silkie-Polish-Cochin hen whose feathering got looking AWFUL! Never fear--Your hen will re-cute after a while.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Boy oh boy....and I thought one of my Barred Rocks looked bad in her recent moult! Sheesh! Better to get it done and over with now prior to wintertime.
     
  6. SilverPhoenix

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    Poor girl! I think as long as she's behaving in a healthy way, it's probably just a bad molt, though.

    Somebody get her a sweater! [​IMG]
     
  7. cindy99

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    That poor chicken! She looks like she will be beautiful once her feathers come back. [​IMG] Not that she isn't very pretty right now. [​IMG]
     
  8. Chickie'sMoma

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    i have to wonder if that is common on white frizzle hens during the summer. i have a 3 year old who i bought last summer and she started looking 'thin' in her feathers until that following fall. this summer she has gone through it again and is looking very thin in the feathers, especially around her neck and upper part of the chest.

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  9. luvchicks8

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    I have a standard cochin hen that is molting and looks like that now
     
  10. usschicago1

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