possible molt

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JFG, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. JFG

    JFG In the Brooder

    Jul 12, 2010
    Our silkie is two weeks recovered from a coccidia infection. We have been keeping her in a large rubbermaid tote inside and letting her out to exercise twice a day until the outside temps come down and we were sure she was totaly recovered from her illness. The silkie was fine this morning strutting around the yard and doing the chicken dance eating worms and scratch. This afternoon we bought a large plastic wading pool and placed shavings and a nesting box in the pool with her water and pellets as we wanted her to have more room when she is in the house. Tonight we went up to take her out to exercies and she seemed lethargic. Outside she seemed off balance. She had not eaten much of her pellets today. We gave her yogurt tonight which she ate and she is drinking. I noticed a bare spot on her chest. Could she be molting? Will she lose all her feathers? If she does, can I still take her out to exercise?

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