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Ihave a 3 yr old chicken who is sick, not eating,diarrhea and

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Ihave a 3 yr old chicken who is sick, not eating,diarrhea and has lost all her vent feathers. 3 others have lost half their vent feather, but otherwise appear well except for a ruffled appearance. Those with all their feathers also are ruffled.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I'm Dr. Bob. I'm sorry to read of the problems you're experiencing with your chickens. How long has the ill bird been sick, and how long have you noticed feathers missing on all the birds?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sick 2 days - not eating, but.drinkingfeathers missing from neck as well. Then noted about 4/12 birds missing half their vent feathers- they are still laying and not acting sick. They are ina very large fenced area, large hen house as well
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year ago.
Okay, thank you. Have you noticed a lot of extra feathers laying around the common areas?