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I have a Wyandotte mix hen that is about 10 months old.
I have a Wyandotte mix hen that is about 10 months old. We've recently started to have colder weather here in Northern California and noticed in the last week she is losing feathers. Each time she pre… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,092 satisfied customers
I have barred rock hens that are about 14 months old. I have
I have barred rock hens that are about 14 months old. I have raised them since chicks. We had a rooster that we felt like was over doing it and ripping the feathers off their backs. We got rid of him … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,092 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
55,933 satisfied customers
One of the hens is tending to stand around with the feathers
One of the hens is tending to stand around with the feathers all fluff out up all over the body up through the neck. It is not being broody. The comb appears to be ordinary and I don't see any weird s… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,092 satisfied customers
I have a laying hen about 30 months old. She wants to lay on
I have a laying hen about 30 months old. She wants to lay on a chair on the back porch, I thought at first just broody, but decided to pick her up and do a check. She has lost feathers on breast and p… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
55,933 satisfied customers
I have 10 backyard chickens that get good care. Noticed irritated
I have 10 backyard chickens that get good care. Noticed irritated vent area and feather loss. I cleaned out coop and lightly dusted with anti mite powder on the floor under their 2" of bedding. Applie… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
55,933 satisfied customers
i have 12 hens, 10 of which have bald and very red rear ends.
i have 12 hens, 10 of which have bald and very red rear ends. I suspect hen pecked. my concern is the impending cold weather. will they freeze? they have very adequate shelter and a roofed run. I have… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Ive got a rhode island red hen that is about 12 months old
I've got a rhode island red hen that is about 12 months old and lives in a generously sized coop (8'X4') with 5 other hens. They have an attached run and I let them free range so space is not a proble… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 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
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a nearly 2 year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has not
I have a nearly 2 year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has not been laying for more than 6 months. Is in a pen and housing by herself. I have several other Rhodies that each have their own private pen a… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
122 satisfied customers
My hen is picking at her own backside near her vent. The skin
My hen is picking at her own backside near her vent. The skin is bare on either side behind her wings with just some down left immediately around the vent. She is still laying eggs but only a couple a… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
hens: tail feathers..biting at their own skin and dying.
My hens have lost their back and tail feathers. They are biting at their own skin and dying. I have seen them molt before. This is very different presentation. I keep them in a coop in my barn with my… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
My twelve year old umbrella cockatoo is molting and I noticed
My twelve year old umbrella cockatoo is molting and I noticed that there is little to no feather dust. Is this normal or does he have a problem?… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
I have about 40 chickens that have feather loss on their rear
I have about 40 chickens that have feather loss on their rear ends. And I have a couple of them that have a knot or swollen area in their breast. Can you help what do I do?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Hello, I wonder if you can help me with a chicken problem.
Hello, I wonder if you can help me with a chicken problem. I have 3 free range chickens who are ex battery hens, we got them when they were 1 year old in October 2010. I recently dewormed them as I do… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a Black Copper Maran Cockerel, 2 Black Maran Hens and
I have a Black Copper Maran Cockerel, 2 Black Maran Hens and 2 Cuckoo Maran Hens all just over a year old. In all ways the birds appear healthy and produce 4 eggs a day. The Cockerel is very active wi… read more
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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
My hen lost several feathers on one of her wings, a little
My hen lost several feathers on one of her wings, a little feather loss on her chest, and appears to be losing more feathers on the top of her head right behind her little comb. She is a Rhode Island … read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
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