What is wrong with my chicken?

ChickenzRCul

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Jul 31, 2018
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Hey everybody
Recently one of my chickens died, we dont know why, we assume it was because she was eggbound. The day she died all of my other chickens stopped laying. I assumed this was normal because things were different in their coop. Yesterday I noticed that one of my chickens has lots of feather loss, another was starting to lose feathers, and the other two were starting to get the fuzzy feathers. Im assuming this might be their molt. However, I live in Florida, it is still 80 to 90 degrees outside. Could this be there molt, is it stress, could it because of the hurricane coming? Please help here are some pictures.
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They do look like they are molting from the missing or rough feathers. Mkst chickens stop laying during a molt. Molting is a time of stress, and many chickens can be stressed and sometimes a sickness will happen. The only way to know what was wrong when one dies, is to get a necropsy done by your state poultry lab, or sometimes, with a home necropsy if something is obvious. You might want to fix your chickens a small treat of chopped scrambled egg or a little tuna to boost their protein. My chickens sometimes are less active, aloof, and eat less during molting. Sorry for your loss.
 

ChickenzRCul

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Jul 31, 2018
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They do look like they are molting from the missing or rough feathers. Mkst chickens stop laying during a molt. Molting is a time of stress, and many chickens can be stressed and sometimes a sickness will happen. The only way to know what was wrong when one dies, is to get a necropsy done by your state poultry lab, or sometimes, with a home necropsy if something is obvious. You might want to fix your chickens a small treat of chopped scrambled egg or a little tuna to boost their protein. My chickens sometimes are less active, aloof, and eat less during molting. Sorry for your loss.
Wow thank you so much for that. Can we feed them store bought eggs because we have no more of their eggs? This is their second molt and they had not started laying at all during their last one. Will this last all the way till winter starts (October/November for florida) ?
 

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