Lost feathers around the neck

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Lost feathers around the neck
« on: April 24, 2012, 17:37 »
Hello,

I'm new to the forum. I introduced myself last week.

One of my hens has lost the feathers around her neck. It's got steadily worse over the last few weeks. She also has a cough but hopefully some tonic might help that.

Can anyone shed any light as to why she should have lost feathers from her neck?

Thanks,

Andrew
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Re: Lost feathers around the neck
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 22:55 »
Hens do have "neck moults" and this maybe is what is happening with your hen and is perfectly normal

A cough isn't normal though. 

Poultry spice (given according to pack instructions) will help your girl over the moult but not the cough, which might need a vet's attention



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