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Lost feathers but lays and no pecking?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenmiah, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. chickenmiah

    chickenmiah Hatching

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    i have two hens that lay regular but have lost most of thier feathers at first it was from the rooster but he has sense then "moved on" to a better place. they still have not regrown their feathers any help would be great. and the dont have mites. any ideas?
     

  2. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Songster

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    sometimes hens will remove feathers from their chest to incubate the eggs. perhaps some pics could help
     
  3. jadeybaby70

    jadeybaby70 In the Brooder

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    Try feeding them a feed higher in protein (like grower or unmedicated chick feed). When they are henpecked, over-used by the roo and after a molt they need a good amount of protein for their bodies to construct new feathers. Good luck!
     

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