Moulting

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fphilli1, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. fphilli1

    fphilli1 New Egg

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    :(We are pretty new to the hen raising game. We have a 1 1/2 old light brahman hen that has been very productive and beautiful. Last week she started to loose feathers. Today she has no tail, very thin wings, and neck. We also have 3 orpintons in the same coop. Do brahmans moult or do we have a serious infection to deal with? Thanks for the support, looks like a great web site and forum.
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
    yes, they moult.
     
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    They molt like all chickens do at some point. Some molts are more severe than others, but fall is a common time for molt.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Your Light Brahma is in molt just like one of my Light Brahmas is in molt. I always check for lice or mites just in case. I recommend that you do the same. Molt usually occurs after they are over a year old.
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. EM Squared Farms 3

    EM Squared Farms 3 Out Of The Brooder

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    welcome to byc [​IMG]
     
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!! Yep, sounds like you've got some moulting going on!! [​IMG]
     
  8. fphilli1

    fphilli1 New Egg

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    :pThanks for all the replies. The Brahman is bleeding a little from the empty tail fethers along with under what is left of her wings. My wife is concered that the 3 Orpingtons are pecking and hurting her. What do you suggest?
     
  9. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Sounds like you got your answers, so I will just say happy to have you here!

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  10. heatherscreations1969

    heatherscreations1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spray her with some anti-peck spray...she could be molting but if there is a little blood then she could be being pecked....
     

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