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Is she moulting or does she have a nasty disease?

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Herecomesthesciencebint Wed 01-Dec-10 16:26:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ilovehens Wed 01-Dec-10 20:56:15

Two of mine are moulting at the moment and they're just keeping themselves under cover in the coop.

To be honest, it's going to be impossible to find out what it is without catching her and taking a closer look.

Normally if it's the moult you notice feathers lying around everywhere and they quite quickly lose their tails - they don't really develop bald, discoloured patches.

Sometimes the new feather sheaths can be a funny colour, but you'll really need to have a good look.

Good luck with catching her.

meltedmarsbars Fri 03-Dec-10 11:23:42

We've also had one moult about 3 weeks ago and I noticed another start yesterday - bad timing with the snow! She does the bald-patch moult method, the other one just went very scruffy and tatty.

As ILH says, you need to catch her and have a closer look.

Lizzabadger Sun 12-Dec-10 11:07:53

She's probably moulting but you do need to inspect her for mites. Easiest way to catch her is to pick her off the roost at night. Good luck!

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