Is this moulting? or something else?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by powvachicks, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. powvachicks

    powvachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I've only had chickens for about a year and a half and I've never seen moulting. Is the picture below moulting or something else? She's been a little withdrawn and I'm hoping she's not sick.

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  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Looks like she's in a molt, judging by the new pins coming in.
     
  3. jasonquinnryan

    jasonquinnryan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Can anyone help? One of our chickens rears.... What can we do to fix this? Thanks for any suggestions
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Assuming this chick acts and looks healthy otherwise. I would suggest you examine for evidence of mites or lice and if you find none, I would suspect you have a feather picker.
     
  5. jasonquinnryan

    jasonquinnryan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! We will check for all of this!
     
  6. jasonquinnryan

    jasonquinnryan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since the area is bulged out a bit, I was hoping it was not a stuck egg or something.
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Feather loss isn't egg binding, but she could have 2 different issues. Those with egg binding usually look and act sick. Check out the learning articles on egg binding or post a new thread with a question could this be egg binding, and you'll likely get experienced opinions.
     
  8. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    If that featherless area is swollen she may be developing ascites, fluid buildup in the body cavities. Has she been a regular layer? It could also be internal laying.
     
  9. jasonquinnryan

    jasonquinnryan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She started laying about 4-5 weeks ago. She doesn't seem to be s regular layer at all. Golden laced
     
  10. powvachicks

    powvachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help
     

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