Why does she look like this?...****PICS***

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dar, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    I think one of my hens is molting but being a new chicken mom i wanted to post pics and see what the opinion is from anyone here... Thanks

    I have checked for mites, and lice
    there is NO redness at the bald site
    No one else is looking this rough
    No one is pecking at her
    she is eating and drinking fine

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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Someone plucked her. Do you have a rooster? They also grab hens by the neck to teach them who is boss and to teach them to squat to be mated.
     
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    nope no rooster...
    she started to look really "ratty" a few weeks ago and now I just noticed she is missing feathers and the rest of her feathers are split, no longer looking nice and "groomed"
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    so if she is not molting can someone post pics of a chicken that is molting
     
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Hens will grab other hens by the back of the neck as well. I have a dominant Silkie hen that does it to the others all the time. She's just been plucked, the feathers will grow back in.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

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    Here is a pic of a heavy moulter. I am going to guess your girl got picked perhaps when you aren't looking such as just before bed time, as I don't really see that many pin feathers coming out. But if she is moulting, pin feathers should pop out of the bare spot within a few days.
     
  7. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    hahahahahaha silkie my DD just seen the pic of your chicken and said wow that one is beautiful...lol...
     
  8. farmer macdonald123

    farmer macdonald123 Out Of The Brooder

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    it could be chicken wire on the coup or a sharp edge somewhere where she got cought and ripped it out
     
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  9. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    ok I brought this poor girl in the house... I NOW HAVE A HOUSE CHICKEN... [​IMG]

    she just runs around the kitchen all day clucking away..its funny (although the BOMBS are not)

    how long will it take for the feathers to grow back?
     
  10. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It should only take a week or 2. in the pics you posted they are looking like they are coming back in again so it shouldn't be too long. Keep an eye on her when you put her back because the others may pluck her again. I have a similar issue going on in my serama flock right now and one of my boys looks like a mini turken, im thinking about making him a scarf until the feathers grow back
     

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