Wierd feather loss

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickens are awesome, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. chickens are awesome

    chickens are awesome Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 grown hens, 3 pullets, and 3 bantam pullets. We recently had an attack on our chickens, but the one who we presumed dead lived. About 5 days after, one chicken started to lose patches of her plumage. She is ok, but we are worried it could be mites. We have a reasonably sized coop. It is a 3 by 8 and a 4 by 8 attachment. The big 5 hens stay in the front 3 by 8. There is plenty of slleping room, and the one who is getting the feather loss is the leader. Another is now following the same trail. Please help.

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  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Is she molting?
     
  3. chickens are awesome

    chickens are awesome Out Of The Brooder

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    most likely not, as it is winter. Now, it feels as if they may have lice or mites, but there are no eggs. And now more are infected.
     
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    I have 3 ladies smack in the middle of a molt currently. One in particular is worryingly bald considering we haven't seen 30 degrees in weeks. Birds can still molt in winter.
     

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