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I just noticed that the backs of 3 of my chickens, just about
I just noticed that the backs of 3 of my chickens, just about the tail area, are missing feathers and have a little blood showing. One of the chickens, the one with the biggest area like this, has a y… read more
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, just noticed one of my chickens has missing feathers and
Hi, just noticed one of my chickens has missing feathers and looking sore round the top of her head… read more
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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
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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
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Severe feather loss, particularly on the abdomen and top of
Severe feather loss, particularly on the abdomen and top of thighs. Skin bright red. No sign of mites on bird or in hen house. 5 other chickens showing no signs. No sign of pecking. Appart from the fe… read more
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Two of our 3 chickens have lost a lot of feathers around their
Two of our 3 chickens have lost a lot of feathers around their tails. They are otherwise well, eating and laying fine. I have tried mite powder, no change. What might this be and what can I do to help… read more
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My chickens are losing feathers around the tail area and in
My chickens are losing feathers around the tail area and in a couple of them there is bare skin I suspect picking by the more dominant chicken. What can I do?… read more
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Hi, I have 4 Burford Brown chickens. They are free range
Hi, I have 4 Burford Brown chickens. They are free range in an orchard. We usually get 2/3 eggs a day. Fed on organic layers with seperate grit. Hutch regularily cleaned and dusted with red mite and l… read more
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Veterinarian
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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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Dr. B.
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Hello, I have a hen and she has a red, irritated rash at the
Hello, I have a hen and she has a red, irritated rash at the base of her tail. It has irrupted her so bad she has pulled all the feathers out in that area. I have recently wormed all my hens, as well … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My freinds dog got my rooster and plucked all the feathers
My freinds dog got my rooster and plucked all the feathers off his back and tail feathers. Will they come back and can I put something on it. He is a good bird,I don't what to lose him… read more
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I have a 7 month old layer, a blavk astrolorpe. She has a swelling
I have a 7 month old layer, a blavk astrolorpe. She has a swelling beneath her vent. I checked to see if she is egg bound and she seems ok and she just laid an egg this morning. She does not seem to b… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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i have 2 rocks, 4 r.i. reds, and 1 goldenbuff. the 1 rock is
i have 2 rocks, 4 r.i. reds, and 1 goldenbuff. the 1 rock is exceptionally larger than the others ( all hatched together). the others are thinner. they all are missing feathers mostly around vent, one… read more
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Bachelor's Degree
224 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
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Since last winter weve dealt with featherpicking. We have
Since last winter we've dealt with featherpicking. We have the nutritional problem fixed now, on advice from the university extention poultry expert. What is a problem is how to break their habit of j… read more
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Chicken with swollen eye, hard scabby bump on her back. pics
Bantam hen has swollen left eye and hard, scabby bump on her back. Photos here: http://mikeandlisasfamily.shutterfly.com/19… read more
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bullying: as she was pecking the others tail feathers..sprayed
At first it appeared there was same bullying from one chicken as she was pecking the others tail feathers. we isolated the bully and sprayed the ckickens with a product called Stop Peck. This doesnt s… read more
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Doctoral Degree
1,297 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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