Bald Chicken...Help PLEASE!!!

AnimalLover5188

Hatching
11 Years
Oct 6, 2008
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So i have a Rooster and my neighbor's dog got him and pulled out almost all of his feathers... he lookes horrible!Cry I feel so so bad but i wasnt home when it happend. The dog has never been on my property before but the one time he did he had to come after my rooster. so i have him in my house in my spare bathroom tub and i was wondering if anyone can tell me what to do i have never been in this situation before... and i need some help...also will he grow his feathers and if so how long will it take??

Thanks a bunch!!
 

Chicabee19

Songster
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Aug 8, 2008
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I'm so sorry for your little guy. If he's got any bleeding cuts, put some Neosporin on them after washing with saline solution.

Hopefully someone with more experience than I will chime in soon!

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even if it was a tragedy that brought you here.
 

kstaven

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
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Jan 26, 2007
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Hi and welcome to the forum. I moved your post to a section where it will get more detailed attention.


As long as there are no external wounds or internal trauma time will allow for the regrowth of feathers. From the description I would say the dog thinks your rooster is a toy to play with.

Your neighbor needs to keep their dog contained, or he will be back looking for his "toy".
 

Poulets De Cajun

Crowing
11 Years
Jun 14, 2008
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Time is the only thing that will replace feathers.

You can increase his protein intake to support better plumage growth. Try a higher protein feed like Purina Gamer Bird Chow, breeder formula. Its upwards of 20% protein or more and formulated for stronger growth and better plumage. Chickens need protein to grow good feathers and this would help him replace what he lost.
 

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