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    chanceymillardo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two Golden Comets and I did a check up on one of them and I found this:
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    What is the problem here and how can I treat it?
     
  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like she's either molting or has gone broody. :)

    Have you noticed her sitting on clutches of eggs or hanging out in the nest box?

    MrsB
     
  3. chanceymillardo

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    She does not sit on clutches of eggs and she does not hang out in the nest box. So it's molting?
     
  4. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be... Is there something clumping against the feather shaft at the base, or is that just dirt?

    MrsB
     
  5. chanceymillardo

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    It's not dirt and it's not anything clumping against the feather shaft at the base.
     
  6. chanceymillardo

    chanceymillardo Out Of The Brooder

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    Also, from time to time I hear her making a weird breathing sound out of her nostrils. Is that normal? It's just a quick puff of air that I can hear her breathing.
     
  7. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like she's either pulling her feathers out, she's molting, her feathers are burned off from being around ammonia, or she could have lice/mites.

    As for the breathing, if you hear wheezing, gurgling, sneezing, or see bubbly eyes or dripping nostrils, she could have a respiratory disease.

    Is she still eating and drinking normally?

    MrsB
     
  8. chanceymillardo

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    Yes, she is still eating and drinking normally.
     
  9. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you checked her for lice or mites?

    Have you observed any of the respiratory symptoms I mentioned?

    Any other information you can provide is helpful.

    MrsB
     
  10. chanceymillardo

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    I do not believe she has a mite or lice problem because I sprinkle diatomaceous earth in their dust baths and I put some bleach in their water every now and then. Also, she does not have a respiratory issue because I checked for what you told me to check for. I don't think she is pulling her feathers out because I never see her doing that.
     

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