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Naked Ladies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TeaRoseHens, May 31, 2016.

  1. TeaRoseHens

    TeaRoseHens New Egg

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    Please help. My ladies are about a year old and have been losing feathers since February. I supplement their layer feed with BOSS so they should have enough protein. I have checked for mites and lice multiple times and have found nothing. They don't appear to be pecking each other as they only irritation on their skin seems to be just from sunburn. They are still laying well and are acting fine.... Any ideas?

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. TeaRoseHens

    TeaRoseHens New Egg

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    Some more info, I have 26 Black Australorp hens and I have not noticed any aggression. They have constant access do layer feed and water. Weather here in central California is constntly changing with very wide temperature swings. Hope some of this info helps.
     
  3. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they molting? If not, I honestly don't know.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sorry I am drawing a blank as well. When I noticed your post, I thought it would be about the Naked Neck breeds of chickens.
     
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  5. Buzzlee

    Buzzlee Just Hatched

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    I'm sure some pictures would encourage people to guess. [​IMG]
     
  6. BirdieBirdie

    BirdieBirdie Out Of The Brooder

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    Following this thread because my Australorp is having the same issue. She is looking like a cancer patient but still the top hen. She eats well, very active, and lays regularly. I supplement her feed with mealworms, protein, and all sorts of stuff to no avail.
     
  7. TeaRoseHens

    TeaRoseHens New Egg

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    For some reason I cannot upload the images from phone. I will try to get them on my desktop tomorrow..... Basically they have bald necks, chests and bums. Their wings and tails are still intact. I thought molting at first but this has lasted too long.
     
  8. Buzzlee

    Buzzlee Just Hatched

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    Sounds like they are turning into Naked Necks. Maby a mite?
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    It's probably molting or they are pecking each other. However, I would recommend posting in the "Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures" section. They might have a better idea of what's going on.
     
  10. TeaRoseHens

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    Here is a pic from yesterday morning. If it hadent lasted so long I would agree with molting. I dont think it is pecking because their undersides are completely bare and they have no injuries on this skin, just bare....
     

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