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Is my chicken injured or sick???????????????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TweetyNPetey, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a California White hen, the only one of the flock, I love her a lot. I went out a while ago and saw she is losing lots of feathers and it sounds like she hurt her wing. Whenever i pick her up, i put my hand over her wings to keep her from flapping, and she squaks like crazy until i take my hand off. She is losing feathers on her neck, back, and wings, well, basically everywhere. I thought she might be molting, but none of the others are losing feathers. Can you help???





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  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Is she being pecked at??

    She can be molting when the others aren't. I have 1 chicken that is molting right now while the other 7 aren't.
     
  3. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    No, I don't think she's being pecked at. I heard that when one chicken molts, all the others of the flock do. But i hope her wing isn't broken!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  4. willowbranchfarm

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    Can you take her to the vet to see about her wing???
     
  5. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Since I am not even old enought to be on this website (sorry!!! but i love forums!) My mom does not like to pay money just for something that might not even be serious. I' don't think it's broken, i think she just might have sprained it. I'll keep you updated daily!!
     
  6. donnavee

    donnavee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens molt at different times so she could be the only one molting. I had a chicken that must have sprained it's wing because she favored it for about a week and it hung down a little lower than her other wing. Keep an eye on your girl, make sure she is eating & drinking. Maybe some vitamins in the water. Good luck & hope she is better soon.
     
  7. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    I will post a video of me picking her up, so you guys can hear her scream... :( (i hope she's okay!)
     

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