I'm losing my feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Zuesdude, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Zuesdude

    Zuesdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have twenty two lady’s, No Rooters, that have been losing their feathers on their backs and on their bottoms. They all seem to be fine, just look like their molting. Is that what I have molting birds and if so why have they been doing this since winter. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  2. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    me too but I only have 9 girls
     
  3. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
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    Wow, that is severe. My best guess would be pecking by other hens, but I've never seen anything like it. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will come in and explain what's going on here.
     
  4. Zuesdude

    Zuesdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be from setting on their poo on the perch???
     
  5. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Do you think it might be parasite related?
     
  6. Zuesdude

    Zuesdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not see anything on the birds and I don't see anything in their poo.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2010
  7. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have leg mites on my chickens so I have been reading all the sites. I think it could be mites and they are microscopic so you cant see them. Try dusting with Seven and change all the bedding. There are better posts here that can tell you more of what to do.
     

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