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My golden comet has a red underbelly

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Doodadman, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Doodadman

    Doodadman Out Of The Brooder

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    She is laying eggs and seems happy but her underbelly is all red and most of the feathers are gone. Should I be cocerned?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Is she going broody on you? Bare bellies are usually indicative of a bird going broody. She is pulling out her own feathers to line a nest and to create bare brood patches for egg hatching.
     
  3. Doodadman

    Doodadman Out Of The Brooder

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    No, she is laying eggs and very much out and about.
     
  4. CMV

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    How old is she? Could she be going into a molt?
     
  5. Doodadman

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    she is 1 1/2 years old. I picked her up and touch her belly and she did not seem discomforted. It does seem likre this wou;d be a good time for her to start molting.
     
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