Amy, 11 May 2020
Hi can it take longer than 2 months? One of my hens has lost feathers on her neck and has been without them for something like 4/5 months now (I should of noted down when it started)? And it looks like one of my other ones is loosing some now too! They both seem fairly happy, I have seen any mite type things on them, they don’t behave strangely, they’re eating well and both still laying although the one whose lost them for longer her eggs are quite fragile.
Suzie, 20 November 2019
One of my girls looks like she is having a very heavy moult, any movement and 100 feathers fall out. I hope its just a moult no sign of mites or pox. The problem is she's not eating. She goes through the motions, scratting and pecking but her crop is empty.... Knowing that moulting is very high in energy expenditure she's loosing weight and condition. What can I do to entice her to actually eat? She happily eats the Emeraide I give her so at least something is going down.....
Natalie, 2 April 2014
thanks for this advice I noticed a bald patch on my chickens breast and was beginning to worry.
Hilary, 19 October 2013
thank-you this was very helpful as I am a newbie owner of three gorgeous pekin bantam girls and have noticed in the past couple of wks lots of their feathers round the garden and in their house, was bit concerned as to the reason so this has put my mind at rest :)
Your, 24 November 2012
Thank you for the info and photos. I'm new to all this and wondered what was wrong! I have been feeding more and now new feathers are on their way. Rice and scrambled eggs has gone down a treat. Sue.