losing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickster, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. chickster

    chickster New Egg

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    my sitting hen has lost all the feathers around her neck and some on her back. What is the cause? new chicken owner.
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    ...sounds like a molt to me if you are sure that it isnt the roo
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2007
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Another cause might be that one of the others is picking her feathers. When Penny sets, Obelisk starts picking...so I get a naked neck part time. But it sounds to me like a roo.
     
  4. chickster

    chickster New Egg

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    :cdThanks for the info. She acts fine but looks a little strange. She sat on the nest for over 2 weeks and hatched 4 chicks. Chickens are cool!
     

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