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my road island reds are losing feathers on back and sides and bottom.what is the problem... thanks for any info
-- scott wyatt (email@example.com), April 28, 2000
Do you have a Cock?...If so it's mating and taking a few feathers with it
-- Grant Eversoll (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 29, 2000.
Yep, if you have a rooster, he's your culprit!
-- barbara (email@example.com), April 29, 2000.
I agree with what the others said. They're probably also moulting. If they aren't free-ranged, give them some dirt with a bit of fine sand and wood ashes to bathe in. That will help them get rid of external parasites. Gerbil
-- Gerbil (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 03, 2000.