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my chicken is losing all her featthers and barely eating please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by alphonzo, May 10, 2009.

  1. alphonzo

    alphonzo Hatching

    Apr 28, 2009
    she is being picked on by the other chooks but now has barely any feathers and isn't eating because the other chooks aren't letting her she has just come off the brood and hasn't been terribly healthy since.[​IMG]

  2. chicklips

    chicklips Songster

    Apr 4, 2009
    St. Johns, MI
    Need some more info... How old, what kind, what type of feed, what else is making her not healthy after going broody?
  3. M@M@2four

    M@M@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Seperate her immediately. Make her some wet mash(water and chick feed) and plenty of fresh water. I would also give her some vitamins--I use Poly-visol drops(walmart in infant section). I also give pedialyte for weak chicks or chickens. Chicks /chickens can be cruel if on is being picked on and will all do it. Also, check her for mites. I use Sevin dust or Adam's flea and tick spray.
    Last edited: May 10, 2009
  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Some extra protein or a higher protein feed for a while will help her grow the feathers back. She may not survive if you don't separate her and give her her own food and water. She probably needs to be wormed if you don't have a regular worming program, but I'd wait til she is a little healthier.

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