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My chickens are losing their feathers they are only 11
My chickens are losing their feathers they are only 11 months old, what could the cause be? Also, I have a few of them that are pecking each other what can I do and why do they peck each other at this… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Bird Veterinarian
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
23,723 satisfied customers
My chickens are plucking each other raw. I've used
My chickens are plucking each other raw. I've used Peck-no-more, i've fed them a high protein diet, both homemade and the commercial Feather Fixer pellets. Alot of them have loose stools and pasty but… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I opened the chicken coop this morning to let out the
I opened the chicken coop this morning to let out the chickens and our brown laced wiendot was dead on the floor in front of the door. She seemed healthy...was eating well, and layed an egg every day … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
31,271 satisfied customers
My chicken in losing her feathers, appetite and behavior haven't
My chicken in losing her feathers, appetite and behavior haven't changed. We don't have chicken/farm vets nearby. I have no idea what to do. My other two chickens are fine. She was healthy 2 weeks ago… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My chickens have stopped laying and are losing feathers. Its
My chickens have stopped laying and are losing feathers. It's not a molt. Two of them are showing these symptoms and two have already died with the same symptoms. They start losing feathers around the… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a Silkie girl with a milky substance all over her
I have a Silkie girl with a milky white substance all over her tail feathers. She's not eating or drinking, is lethargic and as a whole totally pissed off! Any idea what this is and what do I do about… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Dear Dr. Bob, I also have a question about feathering. One
Dear Dr. Bob, I also have a question about feathering. One of my chickens did not seem to get her healthy feathers back after moulting. She is the only one of my 4 that have this problem. The feathers… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I found one of my leghorns(I had 2) dead in the coop yard,on
I found one of my leghorns(I had 2) dead in the coop yard,on her side beneath the coop-the other 5 hens were out and about in the back yard and were unperturbed and seemed not to notice the expired he… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have a silkie chick that will not stop pecking at her chest
I have a silkie chick that will not stop pecking at her chest frantically. Do not see parasites and vet gave her Ivomec injection yesterday but she continues to do this. What could be causing this?… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have 14 chickens. 4 are white silkies, one a rooster. They
I have 14 chickens. 4 are white silkies, one a rooster. They are wonderful healthy chickens and get along great with the other birds. I have been noticing lately that some of the silkies crests look l… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
chickens: 8 month old White leghorn died..flock..lying down..floppy
While we were away last week one of our chickens, an 8 month old White Leghorn died. The people who were caring for our small flock of 3 said that in the morning she was lying down and her crest was f… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 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
Dr. Wally
Dr. Wally
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
273 satisfied customers
we have a small flock of chickens that we rasied from bitties
we have a small flock of chickens that we rasied from bitties (18) they all have done well until just lately when we have now lost 4 of them and don't know why? we had them penned up in a large chicke… read more
Dr. Wally
Dr. Wally
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
273 satisfied customers
chickens: only four are that way the rest are heathy
Some of my chickens are losing their feathers. There is no sign of feathers in the chicken coop, but they are still lossing fearthers. I have 20 chickens and only four are that way the rest are heathy… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds One year old (5).for
I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds One year old (5).for the past month to 6 weeks their feathers on their tummy and near tail on top have dropped with no new growth. thought they were broody bu… read more
Andrea Roberts
Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
we have a chicken who seems to be blind in one eye (gone opaque
we have a chicken who seems to be blind in one eye (gone opaque white), not keen on coming out of the coop and not moving around much. Her vent feathers have gone, as have all but one of our other 4 b… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
I have 16 chickens that have a problem. They are pecking each
I have 16 chickens that have a problem. They are pecking each other and themselves. One is almost void of feathers. I have given them an antibiotic for over a week. Is it possible they have parasites … read more
Dr. MD Stafford
Dr. MD Stafford
Veterinarian
DVM
233 satisfied customers
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