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Missing Feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dinos_rock, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    The other day I noticed my chicken, Sammy, was missing some feathers on his chest and back. I only have two chickens, and the other one is lower on the pecking order – or so I thought… They both grew up together since chicks and they never had any problems until now.[​IMG] Here are a couple pics of Sammy’s chest:



    Here are a few pics of his back:



    Here is a pic of them together:


    [​IMG] Anyway, I don’t know why this started. Any thoughts? And does anyone know something I can feed him to better help his feather growth? Should I separate them? I didn’t want them to be lonely, but if its for the best... Also does anyone know the gender of them? I know the silver chicken is not a close pick (I’ll try to get a pic tomorrow), but I am almost sure Sammy is boy. So, any advice? Thanks in advance![​IMG]
  2. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    What a little cutie! Have you checked for lice? I would sprinkle some garden Seven on them and their bedding. I don't know what else it would be other than that.

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