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losing fethers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bridgetteanne, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. bridgetteanne

    bridgetteanne Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there all. my roster is losing feather around the sides of his head, middle of his wings and sides of his chest. i have do idea what this is from. any ideas????? they are little spots but concerning. any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Most likely it's just molting - all adult birds molt each year - sometimes slowly, a few feathers at time so it's hardly noticeable. Other times quickly, and they look really raggedy for a few weeks. But just to be sure there's not an issue, check him over very carefully (especially around the vent and under the wings) for mites or other pests.
     
  3. bridgetteanne

    bridgetteanne Out Of The Brooder

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