OMG! What is happening to them?!?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by qualitycaprine, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. qualitycaprine

    qualitycaprine New Egg

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    The last several weeks my little flock of ten have not been laying and losing feathers. I assumend they were molting. This past week because of the time change, my husband(who is not at all observant) has been feeding and watering them. Today I walked out and saw this[​IMG]
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  2. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mites or lice? Protein deficiency? Hopefully, someone will have some answers for you.
     
  3. daisyjack

    daisyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:their molting
     
  4. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    Are you talking about those little bluish bumpy things all over her back? If so, those are new feathers growing in [​IMG]
     
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  5. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, I was just throwing some other ideas out there.
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:their molting

    NO lice/ mites or anything they are molting heavy is all:) all good..no eggs for a bit for you though:( they dont lay when molting-great time to check and treat for lice and mites though:)
     
  7. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like they are going thru a molt to me. Keep an eye out for mites and lice to be sure but i am pretty confident the girls will looks brand new in a few weeks or so. You can help them by upping their protein while they are molting, it helps mine get thru it a little quicker.
     
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    It looks like new feathers growing in. The feathers are inside that waxy looking quill. It will fall off and voila new feather.

    Imp- am I missing something?
     
  9. qualitycaprine

    qualitycaprine New Egg

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    I have 5 chickens unaccounted for. The one looks really lethagic and can't walk very well.
     
  10. qualitycaprine

    qualitycaprine New Egg

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    How do I check for lice and mites?
     

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