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naked chickens help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sunshine Besson, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. Sunshine Besson

    Sunshine Besson New Egg

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    I have within the past week noticed that two of my three chickens are loosing or plucking their feathers out. Its cold at night and I am at a loss as what is happening or what to do about it. Anyone with ideas?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. Sunshine Besson

    Sunshine Besson New Egg

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    This is about the right age. It is the first time I have ever in my life had chickens and I only have three. Had four, lost one this summer. I will read the info and thank you so much. Scared the crap out of me!
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yes, it can be scary if you haven't seen it before, or weren't expecting it. Here is a page where you can see winners of the "Worst Molt Contest" of the last few years. It is pretty fun to look at: https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=molting+pictures
     

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