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Moulting and itchy feet question.

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My Pekins are moulting, some worse than others, but Molly seems to be suffering with her feet.

She keeps pecking at them and has made them bleed a little bit so I have put Sudocrem on them because I know that helps.

There are new feathers growing/ just starting to emerge. 

Are they irritating on their feet as they start to emerge ?

Is there anything else I can do ? The others don't seem to have a problem and they have fluffy feet too.

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I am guessing (without having seen her) that the feathers are bothering her as they emerge. Some chickens are just more sensitive than others... bit like us humans. Sudocrem is good.

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I have a feeling that Ducks ‘illness’ and head shaking a few weeks ago may have all been actually caused by so many new feathers pushing through around her head.

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Could be - did you up her B vit intake with some NutriDrops? That speeds up feather growth and is also good for any nervous afflictions that occur around moulting time.

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Yes I did but the vet also gave her 5 days of antibiotics (she said she had a slight temperature) so can’t say which (if either) made her better.

How’s Molly doing Luvachicken?

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Molly has been less subdued, unfortunately, I've not been back until late the last couple of days and they've gone to bed, but I finish early tomorrow so will give her another check.

They are very clever and know that I am after them which makes it even more difficult to catch them. They all hide under the cube where they know I can't reach them.

I'm also worming them so can't trick them with treats. They only fell for the empty treat ball trick once :lol:

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Molly yesterday was still holding one foot off the ground.

I gave her another check over to find an awful lot of new feathers sprouting out of her feet, poor thing.

I can only imagine how uncomfortable it must be.

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