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My hens have not grown their feathers in since their molt
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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One of our hen's tail is droopy. We recently merged in 2 8
One of our hen's tail is droopy. We recently merged in 2 8 month old black Australorpes with our 2 1 1/2-year old Americaunas. Ethel was the leader and was not welcoming to the new birds however they … read more
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KayyR
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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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Dr. Michael Salkin
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In an established flock of 6 chickens, my hens are laying a
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BeverlyC1016
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I am new to the chicken world and have 14 lovely bird that
I am new to the chicken world and have 14 lovely bird that we started about 6 to 7 weeks ago and need advice with one bird loosing feathers on her back. Normally her new wing feathers cover this area … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I just read your answer to the question of feather loss in
I just read your answer to the question of feather loss in Asil hens. You did not factor in the Asil breed's propensity to lose feathers. Do you know anything about that? I've read that it's common an… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore
One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore - red around the spots where the feathers should be. She scratches it. We also noticed when we picked her up that her belly is bare. Dry and… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Hello, my beautiful Plymouth barred rock looks great, feathers
Hello, my beautiful Plymouth barred rock looks great, feathers beautiful, but she is now secluding herself from the flock, shaking her head, not eating well, and rearing up and flapping her feathers, … read more
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Dr Linda
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My chicken has 2 bare patches on each side of her bottom. Is
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I have a Barred Plymouth Rock with diarrhea and red red skin.
I have a Barred Plymouth Rock with diarrhea and red red skin. I washed off the dried soiled feathers, but I am not sure what to do to treat the inflamed skin. She is not exhibiting any other symptoms.… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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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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22,718 satisfied customers
Rooster: back yard..four Buff..her feathers, mostly around her head
I have eight back yard chickens, four Barred Rocks and four Buff's and one Rooster. I live in Michigan so they stay in the hen house most of the time. I noticed a couple of days ago, one of the Barred… read more
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One of my Plymouth Barred Rocks lost an eye, which I noticed
One of my Plymouth Barred Rocks lost an eye, which I noticed last Thursday. I began putting some ophthalmic ointment in it, but it was white. No swelling. This morning I noticed a white streak on the … read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Some of my hens are losing their feathers. One hen, which otherwise
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Dr. Bob
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2,854 satisfied customers
We have a small close knit flock of 6 hens, two days ago we
We have a small close knit flock of 6 hens, two days ago we notice one hen began losing allot of feathers. Thought perhaps is was molting, but her behavior has changed as well. Appears very skitish. G… read more
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Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
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My chickens are showing feather loss on their backs and head
My chickens are showing feather loss on their backs and head area. The condition has been present for some timeand they don't seem to have suffered seriously, still active, good apetites and egg produ… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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Andrea Roberts
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Bachelor's Degree
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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
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