molting? or something bad?? help :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by buffbuttercup, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my easter-egger girl is about 1.5 years old and has gotten 'quiet' and is dropping a lot of feathers. she hasn't laid in over 2 weeks and we are getting worried. i have never seen a chicken molt so i don't know what it looks like, or how it affects the hen. alice is one of our favorites. she seems slightly under weight. i made her a yummy plate of yogurt, scrambled egg and a little (chicken [​IMG] ) and she ate a little egg but that was it. is this a molt or something more? has anyone else experienced these symptoms? i'm still relatively new to chickens, i still have lots to learn. thanx in advance for any help!
     
  2. looptloop

    looptloop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has she been wormed? I'd also check her all over really well for mites or lice. When someone gets punky here these are the things I do first.....
     
  3. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no worming, i'll try and catch her to check for parasites - she was our FRIENDLIEST chicken so her not coming to us is a sure sign something aint right. poor girl [​IMG]
     

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