Losing feathers and i need a cure !!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Outkast, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. Outkast

    Outkast New Egg

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    Hello everyone i am new to the sight. i have been on the sight before and love looking around at everything. i joined today. This is my second year with my chickens so i am new to this. i have a question...... i have 7 chickens and they are losing feathers around the Vent and the underside of their bodies. i need to know what i can do to prevent this from happening. my chickens look horrible they are still laying and they acting fine just look bad. My neighbor has 17 chickens and his look beautiful. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. NCcitychicken

    NCcitychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Could they just be molting
     
  3. Outkast

    Outkast New Egg

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    When they molt don't they stop laying ? And don't they lose all there feathers ?
     
  4. NCcitychicken

    NCcitychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Not necessarily. some birds will still lay and just look blotchy. As long as they are healthy just keep an eye on them they should start regrowing feathers soon. You could give them some nutrena feather fixer feed that will help them regrow feathers. Other causes could be protein deficiency causing them to pick feathers out of each other or overcrowded or other stressors. Pics of your birds would help I'm sure others would give there opinions with some pictures
     
  5. Outkast

    Outkast New Egg

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    Ok let me try to get a picture uploaded !!
     

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