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My sweet little hen, looking like Mr. Hyde....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken5ooh, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Chicken5ooh

    Chicken5ooh New Egg

    Apr 1, 2012
    Two year old hen is losing feathers around wings and head, also acting very moody...not wanting to be around anyone and will not let me hold her....is she molting???? I live in VA, its just started cooling off around here....thanks in advance. Nothing has changed in her diet though....all though she would not eat her chicken crack tonight that I've gotten my flock hooked on. (meal worms)
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Sounds like she's molting to me--that is common in hens over a year of age, especially in the fall/early winter. Molting hens do tend to become "moody,"probably because their growing feathers are a bit sensitive.
  3. Chicken5ooh

    Chicken5ooh New Egg

    Apr 1, 2012
    thanks for the reply that's what Im leaning towards to...molting...she has been the one to always let me hold her and I thought she might be sick
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas

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