Howdy from Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicknlegs819, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. chicknlegs819

    chicknlegs819 Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Feb 19, 2013
    TX
    Good afternoon. I have 5 hens, 2 roosters, and eight 2 week old chicks. I have been raising chickens for only a year, but I find it very enjoyable, and I consider my chickens part of my family.
    My hens are molting- I think - but one in particular has been since she was about 6 months old. She has never laid, and she is now almost a year old, still molting in some areas, but COMPLETELY bald on her back and wings. I hope I don't have to cull her. Other than that, things are great!
     
  2. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,854
    107
    218
    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC. Hope your little bald hen gets better
     
  3. chicknlegs819

    chicknlegs819 Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Feb 19, 2013
    TX
    Thanks!! It breaks my heart to see her bald. Have a great day!!!! :)
     
  4. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,117
    33
    143
    Oct 25, 2011
    KY
    My Coop
    Hi from KY! I hope she is only molting!!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. chicknlegs819

    chicknlegs819 Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Feb 19, 2013
    TX
    Me too!! We've inspected her and see no mites or lice, but I don't know...my other hens are starting to lose feathers on their backs; it's the same way my bald hen started. :(
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,834
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  7. chicknlegs819

    chicknlegs819 Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Feb 19, 2013
    TX
    Thank you so much!! I will. !
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    18,814
    1,181
    396
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  9. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from eastern Travis County. Something isn't right there. As soon as you have enough posts closeup pictures might help.
     
  10. chicknlegs819

    chicknlegs819 Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Feb 19, 2013
    TX
    Thanks muttsfan!!!

    Oldguy43: I am in Wilson County. Sorry my pic was poor (did it even show up?)She is very guarded -I don't blame her- so it's difficult to get a great picture, but I will definitely try. I was just hoping someone had gone through this, and had a good outcome.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by