New chicken losing feathers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Adamjenzerr, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Adamjenzerr

    Adamjenzerr In the Brooder

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    OK i recenty started the whole chicken thing and we got three chickens from a friend. One of them is losing feathers from everywhere for the last two weeks. Could it be stress or molting. She was laying eggs before we got her and she was broody right up till when we got her. Could it be stress or molting. She also is nto laying any eggs as of yet [​IMG]
     
  2. Robin L

    Robin L Songster

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    Possible both stress and molting. When you said loosing feathers makes me think she molting. Im sure some more people will have more info for you.
     
  3. Adamjenzerr

    Adamjenzerr In the Brooder

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    she has been doing it for about two weeks now. Feathers all over the coop
     
  4. Adamjenzerr

    Adamjenzerr In the Brooder

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    someone please
     
  5. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Songster

    My guess is she is going into a molt. But check her closely for mites and lice and general health.
     

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