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We have six hens, no roosters. They are free range during
We have six hens, no roosters. They are free range during the day and penned in the coop at night. One of the specs is losing feathers on her neck, and a few tail feathers. I am not seeing the other b… read more
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My hen has lost all her feathers on her underbelly and
Hi, my hen has lost all her feathers on her underbelly and heading around to the back of her vent. I have dusted her with diatomaceous earth. Is there anything else I can do? … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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Would my 6 to 9 week old chicks be undergoing some type of
Would my 6 to 9 week old chicks be undergoing some type of molting when they lose their down on their back and start to grow feathers.? Leaving a bald spot.? Could this also be some type of mite or pe… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have 3 hens and they a condition poss same condition. One
I have 3 hens and they a condition poss same condition. One has a real raw butt I mean bright red raw. No feathers and under side. I treated it with vetricyn, dimitrious earth. And a few other things.… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My Cockatiel has just been scratching a lot and losing
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veterinarian, practice owner
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My chicken is molting and it looks very bad, shes molting
idk if she hurts but her bottom is very red and he back near her tail looks very swollen and red and aggravated … read more
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My once beautiful barred Plymouth rock hen began molting last
my once beautiful barred Plymouth rock hen began molting last November. she has grown back most of her feathers , but most are down, fluffy, not shiny and real long, like before. her head, wings and t… read more
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We have a small flock (all hens) in a relatively large coop.
We have a small flock (all hens) in a relatively large coop. They are also allowed to free-range in the yard all day a few days per week. We clean the coop weekly, and fresh food and water daily. With… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know
We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know some is normal around the wings and head because of the rooster, some from a bully in the flock. What concerns me is that some of the exposed… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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my 3 chickens have large bald patches, red skin and broken
my 3 chickens have large bald patches, red skin and broken feathers. I have washed and washed the coop and dusted them with a sulphur smelling stuff from the pet place at least 4 times and let them fr… read more
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I have chickens who are laying but i have noticed that hair
I have chickens who are laying but i have noticed that hair is missing from the same area on all of them and it is on the top inbetween the lower part of the back. It looks as if it is red but all ski… read more
Dr. B.
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I have two hens about 5 months old. They appear basically
I have two hens about 5 months old. They appear basically healthy and content. However they have an area on their underside from near their vent to just under breast with no feathers. It almost appear… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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hi. I have 3 white leghorn hens and 3 copper maran hens, they
hi. I have 3 white leghorn hens and 3 copper maran hens, they are run happily together. They are a 2010 summer hatch. I have discovered that they all have bald bottoms, they look red too, but they are… read more
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2,854 satisfied customers
I have black giant chickens that are about 1 1/2 years old
I have black giant chickens that are about 1 1/2 years old and one is losing all of her feathers and I would like to know if this is normal… read more
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Two Rhode Island Red hens have molting feathers on their back
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I have three Rhode Island Red hens. Two look beautiful, but
I have three Rhode Island Red hens. Two look beautiful, but the third, and largest, always looks as though she is molting. She has never been fully feathered. She lays the biggest eggs and is good nat… read more
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Bachelor's Degree
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Ive had a male canary for 1 week. The past 2 days There are
I've had a male canary for 1 week. The past 2 days There are many feathers in the cage. Enough to notice their absence on his body shape. I keep canary food, fresh water, and offer veggies or fruit da… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this
I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this year. Healthy except in the last month or so 4 of them have lost a lot of feathers on their back by their tail so there is a bald patch ther… read more
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