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Rhode Island Reds are losing feathers and have white marks - PICS!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bilphishin, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. bilphishin

    bilphishin Hatching

    Hello everyone, this is my first time post. Can anybody look at these pictures and tell me if there is anything I can do to remedy the sickly looking condition of three of my Rhode Island Reds? One is my rooster and the other 2 are hens. They have white spots around their heads and one is losing several feathers on her back. Here are a couple of pictures of the sickly looking birds:


    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Taylor Spruill

  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Songster

    Apr 16, 2008
    Southern Iowa
    They are molting. That's what they are supposed to do! They'll be purty soon.
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    There in molt...

  4. KDbeads

    KDbeads Songster

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
  5. bilphishin

    bilphishin Hatching

    Thanks you all. This is my first time going into the winter and wasn't sure what was going on. I have 3 other hens and they aren't losing any feathers yet so if was some sort of disease, I wanted to try and keep it from spreading further. They are very happy with the fresh bermuda hay bedding I put in their coop for them never the less.

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