Molting, or something else?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by americana-lover, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, right now, its late April here in Mi, and I dont know if my one year old Americana girl is molting or not. She is free range, and I have not put anything on her for ticks, which I know she does not have. but there are 2 bald spots, near her wings, and her skin is not red or irratatede, but her feathers are not fluffy, but more pin-like. This is my 1st chickens, so I dont know if I should be worried or not! Plz help! is this molting?
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  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Check for mites and lice also, you can open the hens wings and blow, and if anything small there moves you'll need to dust them. But I guess right now some chickens could start molting.
     
  3. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, thanks!!

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