Missing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dehope, May 20, 2010.

  1. dehope

    dehope Hatching

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    I have 15 girls that eat very well, have plenty of fresh water, clean coop and free range of the lower yard. The problem is they have a heavy molt and a few still have missing tails and bald areas either rear end or in the chest area. I have been adding vitamins in the water, but they still look strange. I have checked for mites or other skin issues and I dont see anything on them> Help
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Songster

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    Feathers are made of protein, so you could try supplementing the protein in their diets.
     
  3. dehope

    dehope Hatching

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Aptos, Santa Cruz county
    I have 15 girls that eat very well, have plenty of fresh water, clean coop and free range of the lower yard. The problem is they have a heavy molt and a few still have missing tails and bald areas either rear end or in the chest area. I have been adding vitamins in the water, but they still look strange. I have checked for mites or other skin issues and I dont see anything on them> Help

    any suggestions on what to do ?
     

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