White Hen with some kind of skin condition. Advice plz.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Griddlebone, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Griddlebone

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    I have a white hen, not sure what breed was given to me by a family that was relocating. She has some kind of skin condition that is causing her to loose her feathers and they don't seem to be growing back. Her skin is really red where the feathers are missing and I've noticed that her feet are getting pink splotches where they are normally solid yellow. This is my first time raising chickens and all my other hens seem to be perfectly fine.

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  2. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure it is not the rooster being a little bit too…rough? Or maybe a funny molt? Mine look terrible when they molt and it takes forever for some feathers to grow back.
     
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Remember, if a hen loses her feathers, she will not re-grow them until her next molt is over.
     
  4. Griddlebone

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    Quote:First off, [​IMG]

    Glad you joined us!
    Are you sure it is not the rooster being a little bit too…rough? Or maybe a funny molt? Mine look terrible when they molt and it takes forever for some feathers to grow back.

    She was having this problem before I ever got my rooster. It might be molt but I'm not sure. The skin feels very dry and flaky.
     
  5. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Were the others in the flock from the same family? She could be molting. It takes a while for new feathers to grow back when they loose them during a molt. She may have mites or lice. You should be able to learn more about how to identify these pests in the "Learning Center" on this site.
     
  6. Griddlebone

    Griddlebone New Egg

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    scratch'n'peck :

    Were the others in the flock from the same family? She could be molting. It takes a while for new feathers to grow back when they loose them during a molt. She may have mites or lice. You should be able to learn more about how to identify these pests in the "Learning Center" on this site.

    I have her sister. She still looks perfectly fine. I've dusted them for mites and lice. That was the first thing I thought of so I treated all my chickens just encase.​
     

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