Moulting, disease or malnutrition?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BirdMan32, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. BirdMan32

    BirdMan32 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 21 chickens. A few are obviously moulting, with feather loss and new ones coming in around the back and neck. However: 1. Some have very frizzy, dingy/dull and thin feathers.
    2. Some have bald patches on their backs mear their tail feathers (skin showing). Needless to say, egg production is down from 14 a day to 4 a day.
    3. Combs slightly purple on a few. I put DE around the run and coop (twice), use a tad of vinegar in their water.

    4. A couple weeks they were restricted to cooked beans and table scraps due to their normal feed being available.

    Any help is appriciated. Thank you!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Might want to post this over in the Emergencies, Diseases, Injuries, and Cures thread. You will get more precise advice there. Hope you get the answers you need!
     
  3. BirdMan32

    BirdMan32 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you...I will repost over there.
     
  4. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
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    The first 2 points I know are normal during molting.
     

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