Is this a normal moult?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cheekychicka, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. cheekychicka

    cheekychicka Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 25, 2015
    Hi folks - this is Peony, my lovely 18th mth old Australorp. [​IMG]
    She appears to be going through what I think is a moult but I'm not sure?! I seem to recall noticing feathers missing on her chest around September October (Australia spring). It was also around this time she got tapeworm. Was treated along with everyone else but they appeared again in November so she was treated then too. In December she got a respiratory disease that affected everyone although all but one appear to be through that now.
    I took these photos the other day [​IMG][​IMG] I don't think her feathers are growing back at all. Some appear to have snapped off even.
    I disinfected the coop a couple of weeks ago and spread DE dust around under the wood shavings. I also sprayed with a soapnut and neem oil solution. Plus the girls all got a bath with a bit of neem oil.
    She's also the only one I've seen laying the last few weeks.

    Is this normal or something I should be worried about?
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2016
  2. GodofPecking

    GodofPecking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2015
    looks ok to me.

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