Red Golden Pheasat Loosing Feathers. Need help fast!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ellaluvsbirds, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Ellaluvsbirds

    Ellaluvsbirds Chirping

    Apr 22, 2013
    Sorry this is a really bad picture but the lighting was funny in the barn. She is sitting on eggs. This hen is loosing feathers on her back, head and the top of her right wing. I could be wrong but it doesn't look like the feathers that sometimes go missing from breeding. In my experience when feathers are missing from breeding they aren't all pulled cleanly out of the skin, some are stubs of what used to be full feathers. What is going on? Is she diseased? Should I mover her out of the pen with the male to protect his health? Please help!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by