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One hen has developed different color feathers...and not in a good way.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NrthrnLghts, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. NrthrnLghts

    NrthrnLghts New Egg

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    I have 4 RIR around 6 months old. One of them has become lethargic recently. Also, she has developed a new side-effect recently: her feathers are turning white. Do you guys have any idea what this is?!?!

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  2. Firekin1

    Firekin1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a production RIR, the white feathers are normal, they come out every once in a while because these are mixed birds for high egg production, as for her being ill it could be a number of things, is she eating and drinking properly?
     
  3. NrthrnLghts

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    She had a minor leg injury (I believe it to be minor as it went away within a week) that has since healed. She is a bit smaller than the others her age. She does eat and drink, although I would say not as often.
     
  4. Southern Ann

    Southern Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her comb looks very pale, she might have worms.
     

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