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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 2bears67, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. 2bears67

    2bears67 New Egg

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    Sep 25, 2008
    My son`s silkies are looseing there fethers on there necks is there any thing that i can do to stop this from haping and can i reverce this,befour it spreads to my other silkies. please help
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I think you might have a molt happening.
     
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Yup sounds like molting [​IMG]
     
  4. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    There's nothing wrong with your birds. They're just molting, that's very normal, nothing to worry about. How old are they?
     
  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    just give them some extra protein...this will help with the feathering..growing new feathers takes up a lot of protein..
    a higher grade feed with higher protein %..(or gamebird or grower feed mixed in with regular feed)
    cooked eggs
    mealy worms (purchased)
    a little yogurt

    but do check them well for mites.
     

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