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My hen has lost all her feathers on her underbelly and
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I just noticed that the backs of 3 of my chickens, just about
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We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know
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Two of our 3 chickens have lost a lot of feathers around their
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My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around
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hens: tail feathers..biting at their own skin and dying.
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Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
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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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Sorry I have been on before to ask this question - but freaked a bit because was unsure how secure this site was when it came to asking for payment. 2 of my chickens rescued a year ago have lost quite… read more
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I have a pet rooster and 4 hens About 3 weeks ago the rooster
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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
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