Losing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flyballgirl, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. flyballgirl

    flyballgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Any thoughts on the cause of a chicken losing her feathers? It is most noticeable on the back of her neck.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Molting around the age of 18 months and every 12 months thereafter will cause the birds to lose feathers and regrow them over a month or so. Feather picking by another bird may cause feather loss. Mite or lice infestation may cause loss of feathers.
     

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