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Molting or injured?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ilovemychickies, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. ilovemychickies

    ilovemychickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi all! I have a leghorn hen who has a huge chunk of feathers that have either fallen out or gotten yanked out on her neck and her wing. There are so many gone that you can see her skin without peeling back the feathers. Mom and I weren't sure if she was in a fight or if she is just molting. There don't seem to be any other injuries on her, and she is eating just fine. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    If you can post a pic it might help to determine which it might be.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you see pin feathers, she is moulting, if it's just bare raw skin, somebody has done some pecking on her.
     
  4. ilovemychickies

    ilovemychickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are pin feathers so I guess then that she is just molting. Phew! That's a relef. I will try to post a pic later. I gotta figrure out how to. [​IMG] Thanks y'all.
     

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