Is my hen molting ? im not sure if im in the right thread

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by pefferlawchicken, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey guys

    for a few days now my 11month old white wyndotte hen has been acting very strange, she been sleeping on the floor nudging her hean under her wing and on her back pulling at feathers.
    its been a few days so i checked her for bugs and nothing everything seems fine but she is pulling out her feathers in patches and there is a little blood and yellow liquid dryed on her. could
    this be molting im not sure im new to chickens,
     
  2. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also she is the only one doing it out of 6 chcikens and she does it all day long :l
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I wouldn't expect blood and "yellow liquid" on her. Is she being picked on?
     
  4. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no shes doing it to herself
     
  5. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone????
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. I had some things going on that I had to tend to.

    What I would suggest you do is to contact a moderator about moving this thread to the emergencies section of the forum. There must be a reason for your hen to be doing this to herself; illness or a nutritional deficency.

    I'm sorry I can't offer more help. Good luck to you.
     

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