Surviving Minnesota!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Bogtown Chick, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. So what does losing feathers around the vent mean? I thought it was just molting.
     
  2. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    No losing feathers. Although there are feather eating mites out there but I don't think they are common in Minnesota. It's an easy place to detect mites though because it is warm and moist there. You spread the feathers and all the little pin point dots will scatter. And you can usually diagnose mites and lice by doing this check in this area.
     
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    She might have had an underlying condition. Or just a failure to thrive -- genetically not strong to handle the stress of a molt. Sometimes I think the hatchery stock has these issues. Sorry to hear that kloppers. Crazy.
     
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  4. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was hatchery stock and 2 years old. Not ancient by chicken standards but as a production strain I know they don't breed for longevity. She was all feathers and bones at the end. We had just introduced a few new birds to the flock around then too so maybe some stress issues or jockeying for feeder spots.

    Losing the occasional bird is part of chicken keeping but still sad.
     
  5. Cyrus83

    Cyrus83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy folks.
     
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  6. Bogtown Chick

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    Gliching website or am I kicked off?! Lol.
     
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    Welcome Cyrus! You found it. ;)
     
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    I am having hard core issues tonight

    503 backend issues...

    I hate it when my backend is having issues
     
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    Lol kloppers. Back end issues for sure. Rofl.
     
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    Cyrus83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My nephew got his first deer.....
     
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