losing her feathers everywhere.....any clue?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gatorgirl, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. gatorgirl

    gatorgirl New Egg

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    I have 15 hens, 6 legerns, 3 rir, 3 gold sexlink, 3 barred rock -
    unfortunately one of the smallest legerns has been picked on by the rest of the girls but we have secluded her in her own cage. My question... she is still losing feathers everywhere, her neck is 90% visible. SHe's eating well, getting fresh water and all. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Granolamom

    Granolamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's molting...?
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am learning towards the fact she might be molting. However have you checked for lice/mites?
     
  4. gatorgirl

    gatorgirl New Egg

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    I'll check for lice.....molting was my first thought because it looks like new feathers are coming out but she has only 1 tail feather left since being put in her own cage. She's not even laying eggs like the rest. If she is molting....any suggestions on how to keep the others from pecking at her..?
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can put a chicken saddle on her.
     

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