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Whats wrong with my baby ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rusty66211, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Rusty66211

    Rusty66211 In the Brooder

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    She had a small spot first and now it is nearly covering her entire head. My hubby thinks she got stuck in the fence but I don't think so. I have 25 others and if I need to seperate her I have the room to do so. Please help. Thanks
     

  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    The picture isn't close enough. Is it mites? Does it look like a fungus, or mold? Her comb looks real pale as well.
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    ( [​IMG] Hi Sem )

    Rusty,
    Could be molting?

    Or do you have a Roo thats pulling out feathers perhaps?
     
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  4. Rusty66211

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    sorry about the picture quality. No roo in the coop and no mites or anything visible . what does molting look like? I am so new to this it isn't funny. I am really loving my chickens and the eggs are selling faster than they can lay. Her comb is nice and red it was just the way the sun hit it.
     
  5. thaokou21

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    its molting.
     
  6. little horse

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    yes it sounds like molting
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:Molting is basically losing older feathers and growing new ones, sometimes you'll get an almost bald chicken, sometimes only partially bald, mostly they molt in the fall as far as I know, and grow nice new feathers for winter.
    You will see new feathers growing out pretty fast.
    They'll look funny for a while, if it is molting, give her extra protien. (meat, tuna etc. to help her grow them back fast)
     

  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    (Hi back, Wildsky)
    Gee I knew she was molting, but I thought the chick was growing something on her head, I couldn't tell from the pic.
     

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