Bare Chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures' started by EllaBeatles, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. EllaBeatles

    EllaBeatles New Member

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    A bunch of my hens are losing feathers and its winter. Shouldn't they be gaining feathers? I checked around for blood or scratches but found nothing. Please help!
     
  2. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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  3. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    I have 3 that are molting here. Last year poor Sophie was pretty much buck naked for the coldest part of our winters here - mid January. She's getting it done earlier this year. ;) At least its been a mild December so she'll be good to go again come January.
     
  4. artsy1

    artsy1 Artfulwings

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    it could be molting- all of mine seem to molt this time of year, also check their vent area for mites-