Loss of feathers!! please help!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by eloise11, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. eloise11

    eloise11 New Egg

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    Please help! two out of my three hens have lost their feathers from their breast to there legs,( a strip at the front).
    Ive checked for lice but cant see anything, are mites etc hard to see?? what do i do??
     
  2. TimBaumann

    TimBaumann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could they maybe be broody? because some hens pull out their breast feathers to line their nest with them!
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like they are molting.. how old are they
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  4. eloise11

    eloise11 New Egg

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    they are about 17 months old
     
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Post up some photos of them, it sounds like they are just going threw a molt.

    I have all kinds of chcikens some molt real hard like Kung fu henny
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    Others molt a little at a time
     

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