Shaking Chicken and feather loss

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Barb1, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Barb1

    Barb1 Hatching

    Nov 13, 2014
    My 2 year old Chantecler has been losing feathers which we thought was due to molting. Today she looked really bare and is
    shaking. The other chickens won't let her near the food. We separated her so she can eat. They didn't seem to be pecking her, just
    blocking her from the food. Any ideas as to what may be wrong?
    Thank you in advance for your input.
  2. AlanMc

    AlanMc In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2013
    I have the same problem with a 1-1/2 yr old Barred Rock. She was beautiful now she is almost naked. Is it common for the flock to suddenly turn on one they were raised with? Or could it be something else as in lice or mites?
  3. roosterlover897

    roosterlover897 In the Brooder

    Nov 4, 2014
    i know some one who had a buff orpington and they shed all of a sudden just give them food and the feathers should grow back good luck

    and welcome to the flock[​IMG]
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    Chickens molt in the fall, anytime from late summer into early winter. Sometimes it's a light molt, sometimes they become nearly naked. If temps are very cold and a chicken is in heavy molt it is best to bring them in where it's warmer until they start getting their feathers back.

    In a situation where low ranking birds are being chased away from the feeder you need to have more then one feeder and waterer.

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