Missing feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pdau75, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. pdau75

    pdau75 Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Jan 27, 2015
    I have 2 hens that are exhibiting the same issue with missing feathers. Any ideas?[​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    23,577
    5,479
    566
    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    How old are they and where do you live?
     
  3. pdau75

    pdau75 Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Jan 27, 2015
    About a 2 years old. I live in SW Ontario.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    23,577
    5,479
    566
    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Possibly molting. Though late in the season, I've had 2 year old hens molt in January.

    That or parasites. Check them over well for lice/mites.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2015

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by