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what is it and what do I do??? New at this chicken stuff

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ldronda, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. ldronda

    ldronda New Egg

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    She lost all her back feathers and I now have another chicken loosing her back feathers. She started laying this week, are the eggs okay to eat?
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  2. yochickiemomma

    yochickiemomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs are okay to eat. are there any feathers laying about in the coop? You may have a feather eater in your flock. Also how much space per hen do you have? They could b getting board.
     
  3. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. ldronda

    ldronda New Egg

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    we have 7 chickens in a 10'x7' coop...so I don't think they are over crowed. I do see loose feathers in the coop and hen house. I will have to keep on eye out and see if she is picking them out herself. Thanks for the help.
     

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