Is my chicken sick?

Matt Noah

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im new to raising chikens. I see one is losing a lot of feathers in her rear side and tail. It’s extremely dark pink looking. She don’t seem to be grazing as much with the other chikens and roosters. I don’t want to lose her as they are pets and we have lost a few before for diff reasons.
 

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Matt Noah

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More pictures I just took
 

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ackie

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Hopefully molt. I never considered how much weirder it would look on a dark chicken.
 

Matt Noah

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She’s a couple years old or so. I hope that it’s just molting. I don’t know much about it besides reading on the net. Thanks for the reply
 

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She’s a couple years old or so. I hope that it’s just molting. I don’t know much about it besides reading on the net. Thanks for the reply
If she's a couple years old then I think it is safe to assume she is molting, but if she start showing other symptoms let us know!
 

Matt Noah

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Ok thank you. My mom wanted to raise chicks when we moved from the city to a farmhouse. Iv been learning from hard experience. Its been heartbreaking to lose any. From the neighbors dog(who now is fine with them since the neighbors than started raising chicks), to a stray cat(who now stopped attacking as well since I started feeding it), to a mystery death( i think internal injurys from my rooster being to rough with it). They are not easy to keep safe. And now the one hatch we had over the summer which I thought was a chick ended up being a rooster. Now two roosters, two chicks. Scared that will be an issue. But the neighbors have four adult chicks and 4 younger ones. So I hope thier is enough for them not to fight. They all hang out together during the day.
 

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