What's wrong with her?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flytpm, May 9, 2009.

  1. flytpm

    flytpm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to chickens and I had someone deliver me six pullets this morning. One of them has lost most of the feathers on her back, she's 7 wks old. I don't see any mites or lice. What's wrong with her and what do I need to do? Thanks again. Sorry my computer wouldn't load a pic today.
     
  2. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe the home they came from had a rooster. That would explain it.
     
  3. flytpm

    flytpm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They had hundreds of chickens he said. Here's a pic finally.

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  4. flytpm

    flytpm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure hope its not a roo, I ordered all pullets. She (or he) is 7 weeks old.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Could be someone's been plucking her feathers. Maybe they were overcrowded.
     
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    You might try adding BOSS or plain ole sunflower seed (hearts > so de-hulled) and some cooked eggyolk through their feed. A general supplement like AviaCharge 2000 (purchase online from McMurry or Strombergs) will ensure against further deficiencies... this in case the birds have not been on the proper feed regimin and and are eating the poor girls feathers.
     

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