Loosing Feathers in December

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dickkenschickens, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. dickkenschickens

    dickkenschickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 1, 2009
    My RIR has been loosing a lot of feathers from her back and neck. The weather's getting cold up here in Maine and I'm worried she may not make it thru the Winter. I don't think any of the others are picking on her unless it's at night. A few times I've seen her do this strange thing where she walks backwards w/ her head down as if she's backing away from something even when nothing is there.

    Is this a late molt? What should I do?

    Dicks Chicks
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California
    Its probably just a moult. I have a yard full of feathers. Crazy chickens should pick warmer weather to get naked in.
  3. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are you sure you dont have an aggressive roo? I still have a few hens that need their "dresses" on because they are the favorites! Terri O

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