my chickens are losing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lindylu, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Lindylu

    Lindylu New Egg

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    5 of my chickens are losing feathers on different parts of their bodies, especially around the eyes and comb. Any suggestions?
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8A East Texas
    Could be molt. Could be bugs. Could be feather-picking.

    What other signs do you see? How old are the birds? What protein level is their feed?
     
  3. Nif

    Nif Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of mine are dropping feathers like mad, it's molting season. You should be able to notice new feathers coming in around the head, maybe on the back. Check and see if you can see any pin feathers coming in. If so, they are most likely molting.
     
  4. Jonathanq1

    Jonathanq1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mines are molting as well
     

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