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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
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Bare back and. No feathers. I thought is was a rooster being
I thought is was a rooster being to rough, then molting, but feathers are still not growing back. Bare back and vent area. … read more
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BeverlyC1016
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Half of my chickens have list their feathers on their
Half of my chickens have list their feathers on their behind. They do not look anemic. Their combs are bright red and they only get the best if food and do not act sick in anyway. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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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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On June 29th I took my Black Australorp to the vet because
On June 29th I took my Black Australorp to the vet because of severe feather loss on the back. Prior to this I presumed the feather loss was caused by mites and treated the coop and chickens with Diat… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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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
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DrMegan
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I Have a seven month old Indian Ringneck who's tail feathers
I Have a seven month old Indian Ringneck who's tail feathers keep falling out. When we got him he was his tail feathers (not full length) and he had light blue feathers. since then he went through wha… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My naked neck chicken?s neck skin has turned red and has
My naked neck chicken?s neck skin has turned red and has dried blood on it today. The other naked neck is fine … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,376 satisfied customers
I have 3 hens and they a condition poss same condition. One
I have 3 hens and they a condition poss same condition. One has a real raw butt I mean bright red raw. No feathers and under side. I treated it with vetricyn, dimitrious earth. And a few other things.… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,376 satisfied customers
Female budgie had crusty cere for past 4 months, now is
Second opinion] female budgie had brown crusty cere for past 4 months, now is turning light blue and white. heavy tail bobbing with breathing, also in a molt … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,376 satisfied customers
My parakeet has had feathers sticking out and I thought it
My parakeet has had feathers sticking out and I thought it was molting, but no. Sits on perch with tail drooping straight toward bottom of cage. Eats fine, but has dried clumps of poo on her bottom an… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
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My 5 year old Rhode Island Red has a very swollen abdomen,
Hi, my 5 year old Rhode Island Red has a very swollen abdomen, tail feathers down and a paleish pink comb. I first noticed this yesterday. She has had a messy bottom for months. I give her epsom salt … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have some hens that have lost feathers and the skin is very
I have some hens that have lost feathers and the skin is very red usually at the back of the hen and around the tail. I have tried many thinds put nothing seems to work. Denise… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Why did a wild brown pigeon have all her tail feathers plucked
Why did a wild brown pigeon have all her tail feathers plucked out? Can I put drops of olive oil on her naked rump to sooth? She is in a protected box on it's side with a soft towel, is eating and dri… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a small, young flock of backyard chickens (8 hens, 2
I have a small, young flock of backyard chickens (8 hens, 2 years old). My White Leghorn ("Legs") stopped laying about a month ago and I assumed she was stressed or going into molt. She then became li… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
HI, I HAVE 4 NEW HAMPSHIRE REDS AND 4 LEGHORNS. THEY ABOUT
HI, I HAVE 4 NEW HAMPSHIRE REDS AND 4 LEGHORNS. THEY ABOUT 28 WEEKS OLD. WELL ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO THE LEGHORNS STARTED TO LOSE THEIR FEATHERS AROUND THIER BOTTOMS AND ABOVE THIER TAIL FEATHERS. SO I WAS… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have three hens who had lice about 6 months ago. This was
We have three hens who had lice about 6 months ago. This was cleared up but only 2 out of the 3 grew their feathers back from where they had plucked them out. The third has angry red rough skin now an… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have two female Spice Finches. Five days ago, I noticed that
I have two female Spice Finches. Five days ago, I noticed that one is losing feathers from the top of her head and around her beak. Tonight, I noticed that the same feather loss is going on with the s… read more
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