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very itchy 5 month old sebright

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poonam, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. poonam

    poonam Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Right below her vent is a type of sac that she is getting basicaly a cleaning solution to clean herself. Make sure she has access to dirt so she can dust bathe.[​IMG]
     
  3. poonam

    poonam Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks:) she dust bathes all the time and preens herself a lot! is the losing of tail feathers an odd thing?
     
  4. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Reno
    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.
     
  5. poonam

    poonam Out Of The Brooder

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    is it possible for a 5-6 month old pullet who hasn't laid yet to be molting?
     
  6. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does she have enough room to play? is she getting bored? maybe you need to get some toys or something interactive for her.
     

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