Loosing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures' started by Diizzybear, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Diizzybear

    Diizzybear New Member

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    I I'm new to keeping back yard chickens and having problems with 1 hen out of 6 it's loosing feathers round the neck and I don't understand why please help if you can
     
  2. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    Could she be molting. Mine go thru it at different times and it seems the chest neck area is first to loose the feathers.
     

  3. Diizzybear

    Diizzybear New Member

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    That may be it but it looks saw in the skin is that natural
     
  4. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    If it looks raw, she might have mites and is picking or scratching herself raw which would also cause the fether loss.
     
  5. Diizzybear

    Diizzybear New Member

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    Ok I have mite powder il put it on them again and let you know thanks a lot really helpful
     
  6. rob

    rob New Member

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    mine are molting at the moment. feathers everywhere.
     
  7. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    Looks like it is that time of year ... mine have started molting also.
     
  8. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Flocker

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    Is there anything that she could be sticking her head in, rubbing her neck? A feeder with holes or similar? I'd look around.
     
  9. yokohamamama

    yokohamamama New Member

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    She could be on the bottom of the totam pole and the other hens are just picking on her?
     
  10. hollyosborn

    hollyosborn HollyOsborn

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    mine look like they have been through an old ringer washer... love moulting season LOL
     
  11. trey1432

    trey1432 New Member

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    I have more feathers in my backyard and coop than in my down filled pillow. Got to love molting time.
     
  12. redmaples

    redmaples Junior Member

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    its about that time my egg production is down and starting to see more feathers around the coupe. its possible she may be hen pecked as well. They like that pecking order. My poor hen pecked bird has little feathers left the back of her head her head and butt and back!!! they get quite ratty looking