One of my hens are losing her feathers., she's half bald!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ramblin Rose, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Ramblin Rose

    Ramblin Rose New Egg

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    We bought 4 hens and put them in with our others and the rooster. One was partially bald. Thought she would eventually grow back her feathers but she hasn't. Does anyone have a solution. She's full grown and lays great eggs!
     
  2. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    She is probably either molting or losing her feathers from being over bred. If you could post pictures, we maybe able to tell you for sure. I do know that protein is important for them to grow back their feathers. Maybe give her some scrambled eggs.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009
  3. Picklestix7866

    Picklestix7866 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she getting picked on by the other chickens? Or maybe you should check and make sure they don't have mites or lice. I think that can cause feather loss. Otherwise, I don't really know.

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