very itchy 5 month old sebright

poonam

In the Brooder
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May 9, 2011
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Hi folks, i have a 5-6 month old sebright who seems to be very itchy. it may just be that she's preening, but she does it somewhat aggressively, and goes at her vent a lot. she also itches her legs quite a bit, but her legs dont look excessively scaly.

She has even pulled out/lost a few of her tail feathers.

i've looked in her feathers and her skin and I don't see any obvious signs of lice or mites or any other external parasite.

nothing funky about her skin either. I just see some new feathers coming in.

Is this normal?

Poonam
 

poonam

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 9, 2011
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Oakland, CA
thanks:) she dust bathes all the time and preens herself a lot! is the losing of tail feathers an odd thing?
 

laceynoelle

I am Batman
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If you have a rooster it is. Sometimes the Roosters will pull out feathers if they mate a lot. Other than that she might be molting.
 

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