Not quite sure what is normal

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by daddy_roo, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. daddy_roo

    daddy_roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Black Sex Link Chickens, and 2 of my younger chickens are moulting. I thought this was kind of wierd, but let it go. The one thing that they are differant on is instead of just loosing feathers on their back and chest, their wings are loosing feathers too. Is this normal? I checked them for mites and everything obvious I can think of. But I am new to this and unsure of what is normal and what is not. any help apreciated.
     
  2. daddy_roo

    daddy_roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have also watched them with the other hens and they are not pulling the feathers. So I am confuzzled
     
  3. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will molt out all the feathers eventually. You should see the bottom of my parrot cage! The feathers usually replaace at a slow rate but sometimes there is a big molt and you will notice it more. You could up their protein with BOSS of something to help them replace them more quickly. HTH! TErri O
     
  4. daddy_roo

    daddy_roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I was not sure if there was some form of parisite I was not aware of or if this was normal
     

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