I have a Question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CuddlesXL, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. CuddlesXL

    CuddlesXL In the Brooder

    Oct 31, 2007
    When we moved a while ago we had 5 hens we gave to my Mom because we didn't have room for them.She called me last night and asked if I wanted them back because she has more than she needs.I got them tonight and they have alot of feathers missing on their backs and some have no tail feathers.Is this regular moulting or could it be signs of parasites.
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    This could be moulting... Have you checked for mites/lice? What area of the world do you live in? Check them for lice/mites, and if you don't see any signs of them, them chalk it up to moulting. Being in Ont, Can, mine moulted last month -strange but true. I added electrolytes to their water and turned off their light to help them regain their feathers faster. they are fine now.

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