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We have 5 newly(ish) purchased chickens, one of which whose
Hi we have 5 newly(ish) purchased chickens, one of which whose back area is red and bare of feathers. Originally we thought she was being pecked by the alpha hen but this has stopped now but instead o… read more
DrMegan
DrMegan
Owner, Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
421 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
2,854 satisfied customers
my jersey giant hens have lost feathers on thier backs and
my jersey giant hens have lost feathers on thier backs and wings and where the feathers were are patches of red spots on their backs and wings near the body. they seem fine in every other way eating w… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a Silkie girl with a milky substance all over her
I have a Silkie girl with a milky white substance all over her tail feathers. She's not eating or drinking, is lethargic and as a whole totally pissed off! Any idea what this is and what do I do about… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have brown heavy laying hens and one is lost most of its
I have brown heavy laying hens and one is lost most of its feathers, some pin feathers are visable where feathers were , she has been this way for some time, I do have another starting to loose feathe… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
Two of my four hens have ruffed-up looking feathers on their
Two of my four hens have ruffed-up looking feathers on their backs just where the tail feathers begin to rise upward. Should I be concerned. They seem healthy in every other way.… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
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.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
22,045 satisfied customers
I have a backyard chicken flock. They are fed on commercial
I have a backyard chicken flock. They are fed on commercial layer rations with supplements of a few kitchen vegetable scraps, sunflower seeds and grit and oyster shells. A few months ago my older hens… read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
1,200 satisfied customers
hen: shows signs..signs of labored breathing and a comb..herself
I have a less-than-2yr-old hen who has her entire back pecked, shows signs of labored breathing and a comb that is breaking down with black adhesions(?) on it. I noticed her turning her neck and pecki… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
ive got an organic egg raiser as a client. he has 2500 chickens
i've got an organic egg raiser as a client. he has 2500 chickens, "free ranging" in barns when weather bad, out in pastures when not. he has had a recent outbreak of feather loss in hens only, no roos… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers. Now, 2 dead in one week. All seem to have some degree of feather loss. Cascade mountains, so cooped up extensively this winter due t… read more
Dr. Wally
Dr. Wally
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
273 satisfied customers
hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
I have a 7 month old Blue Andolusian hen who has not layed an egg for 4 days and today she some out of her house but did not eat all day. Instead, she found a quiet place under some hedges and stood t… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that
Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that he did not appear to be interested in eating and his comb was a little pale. This evening we noticed that he seemed to be sneezing and whe… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have a 2 yr old Buff Warpington that is all of a sudden losing
I have a 2 yr old Buff Warpington that is all of a sudden losing mass quantity of feathers. My flock has recently had a run of lice, which was treated with powder. We also had too many roosters which … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have a little flock of 1.5 year old black sex link chickens
I have a little flock of 1.5 year old black sex link chickens (5 hens and 1 rooster) about 3 hens have areas of bare skin on them and look like they have a number of broken feathers. They are in a chi… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
I have various types of chickens, laying hens and 1 rooster
I have various types of chickens, laying hens and 1 rooster all 9 months old, many including the rooster are missing their feathers around their butts (I've heard it called monkey butt, i guess it loo… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
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
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
chickens: small flock..feathers as if she were just molting
I have a small flock of chickens which i keep in 2 separate pens side by side. They are all silkie bantems. One of my hens began to loose some feathers as if she were just molting, but it has continue… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
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