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RIR looking really scruffy

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KungPao, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. KungPao

    KungPao In the Brooder

    May 19, 2009
    Milwaukie, OR
    We have a RIR that's a little over a year who has taken on a very scruffy almost mangy look. She seems to be healthy, very active, just not very attractive. A couple of our other hens (not RIR) have some of it going on, but not nearly as bad.

    At first I thought it was molting, and that could be what it is, but it's been going on for a while now.

    Any suggestions?

  2. Don't know but I have one that looks probably just like yours. I told DH the other day she could probably win the ugly contest. Looks like someone held her down and pulled out most of her feathers, but she is healthy so I'm not gonna worry marrie
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    Some chickens molt faster than others. Some lose a few feathers at a time and look scruffy forever, others loose a lot at once and it gets over with pretty fast.

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