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Losing Feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spies04, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. spies04

    spies04 Chirping

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    Only a certain set of my chickens are losing their feathers. I have wormed them, tried additional vitamins and dusted them and I just cannot get a handful to get their feathers back. I have many others that have a full set of feathers without any issue. I am not sure what to try. I don't see any aggressive behavior either.

    Thank you in advance for your help!
     

  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    What feathers are being lost? Do you have roosters?
     
  3. spies04

    spies04 Chirping

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    I do have one rooster but the girls boss him around. They are mainly on the back and around the neck.
     
  4. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Songster

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    That sounds like the rooster doing his buisness to me! get some hen saddles. thats what I do for some of my girls. even if the hes boss him around its still probably him.
     
  5. spies04

    spies04 Chirping

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    I have never seen those before. I will try them. thanks!
     
  6. I agree, I think the rooster has picked those as his favorites.
    I have two girls with the same problems.
     
  7. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    If you can sew or know somebody that can and would make them for you I have a pattern I can email you if you want. I also have some left already made. Or you can check the "everything else" thread. I"m sure somebody has some for sale there. I don't charge for the pattern just the saddles/aprons i've already made.
     

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