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August Abbott, CAS, Certified Avian Specialist
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Experience:  Cert. Avian Specialist; Int. Assoc.Animal Behavior Consult; Pet Ind. Joint Advisory Council; author
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Some of my chickens are plucking their feathers out. Several

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Some of my chickens are plucking their feathers out. Several are skin best in areas. Why would they do this?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: There are 18 chickens. Some white and brown healthy looking and some look pretty skragly. I don't know the age. They are on a ranch at 6,400 feet and it's getting cold at night. They all seem to eat as usual.
JA: How old is Some white?
Customer: I don't know the age but I suspect we'll over a year. They only produce one or two eggs a day.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Some white?
Customer: No. the worst is a white and One brown. The whites are much larger. I feed then a mix and oyster shells.
Submitted: 30 days ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 28 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 28 days ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. We don't have many avian vets on this site. I need to know if the chickens are plucking their own feathers or each other, please. Please clarify "Several are skin best in areas."