Chickens Lose Their Feathers Cause and Cure

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  1. THANKS FOR THE INFO. I HAVE A DIFFERENT PROBLEM THAN THOSE LISTED. I HAVE ONE CHICKEN IN THE FLOCK THAT IS CRIPPLED. SHE CANNOT WALK AND I CAN NOT DETERMINE THE CAUSE. I KEEP HER IN A CAGE BY HERSELF. SHE HAS A CAGE FOR DAYTIME AND ONE FOR WHEN I BRING HER IN AT NIGHT. I BATHE HER OFTEN AS SHE CANNOT CLEAN HERSELF. THE CAGES ARE CLEANED ON A REGULAR BASIS. THIS SEEMED TO BE THE SOLUTION FOR A WHILE BUT NOW SHE IS LOSING FEATHERS AGAIN. SHE GETS PLENTY OF FRESH AIR AND SUNSHINE. IS A GOOD EATER AND DRINKS WATER. WHEN I SEPARATE THE FEATHERS IT LOOKS LIKE SHE HAS A BAD CASE OF DANRIF DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS. THANK YOU.

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  2. Still really doesn’t tell what to do.. This chicken lives in the house with us, since she’s 2 days old.yesterday she layed a soft shelled egg. During day she does go out with other chickens…. WHAT TO DO WHAT TO DO

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  3. for the not walking bit try gelsemium or causticum (homeopathic only). check out the old book Poultry Doctor written by an Indian. it is the BEST way to cure hens. it really works if you use the homeopathy correctly. just read up and you’ll work out what to give her. an easy way is use 200C potency and put 5 drops int he drinking bowl. if this doesn’t help her walk then give her plenty of organic greens and sunflower kernels (ORGANIC grown in australia best as the chinese organic does’t sprout). the dandruff is, like humans, probably caused by some other issue. one has to get to the cause of her problems (where she was born and how she was treated and fed before you got her). if its in her dna it can still be fixed. you have to keep researching, using homepathic and sticking to organics. using chems and drugs is just NOT on. you’re destroying the bird’s chance of a good long life and the planet. (you could use charcoal to dust her skin with a cosmetic brush or pastry brush to treat the symptoms in the meantime

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  4. What is best to use on chickens to rid them of parasites? I have a flock of 20 hens, no rooster. They have a large enclosed heated coop and a large outside enclosed run. They get clean water daily and I add organic apple cider vinegar to their water. I only feed organic laying feed along with grit and oystershell.
    I dust their coop with food grade diatomaceous earth once a month and they have access to a large tub for their dust baths. It is made up of fine sand, diatomaceous earth, organic dried lavender, and lemon balm.
    Several weeks many ago my hens started loosing feathers around their butts. At first I thought maybe Gleet but their is no discharge or foul smell. Two are missinf feathers at the base of the tails on their back.

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