Is it just molting or is she sick???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by StallionDuck, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. StallionDuck

    StallionDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have noticed one of my longhorns acting werid... She is looking really mangy and missing all her tail feathers, she hasn't laid an egg in a while and her comb is turning white near her head also she sneezed once but after that I didn't see her sneeze again... I am not sure if she is sick or molting
     
  2. BettyBlueSilkie

    BettyBlueSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    let nature do its course she's just going through a faze
     
  3. Eggcessive

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    Is her comb pale or white (as in white patches?) Sneezing once can be nothing, but sometimes repetitive sneeze or cough could be a respiratory disease. Combs can get pale, and laying usually stops during a molt. Each chicken handles it differently, sometimes they are very weak. Boosting her protein might help in regrowing feathers.
     
  4. StallionDuck

    StallionDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    There white patches and ok :)
     
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    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013
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    To be safe I would post a picture. Check for lice and mites.
     

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