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chickens missing feathers

Posted by gregf 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 8, 08 at 7:43

For over 2 months now one of my Dominique hens has been missing some feathers. I believe that she molted but it is like she has not recovered from it.
I wonder if she could have mites?
help.


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RE: chickens missing feathers

where on her body is she missing feathers? her back? if you have a rooster, and that hen is his favorite mate, she could be losing back feathers from being favored in the mating department if you know what i mean.

if its all over her body it could be mites, worms, etc.

if its changed, she probably is still molting...it can take longer than 2 months for some hens to finish.


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RE: chickens missing feathers

Is she growing in any new pinfeathers? Where are the missing feathers? Is she acting sick at all?

Velvet ~:>


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