Bald spot from feather pluckers. temps dropping

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by patman75, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had some trouble with some feather pluckers but I have been able to stop it.

    However I have a RIR who has a bald spot infront of her tail that is 1.5 inch by 1 inch and the feathers are not growing back in this spot.

    With the temperatures falling I fear she will be going thought the winter with this bald spot. The coop is not heated and temps get down around 0 degrees F for a few weeks of the year.

    Do I have to worry about frost bite or exposure during the winter? Is there anything I can do for her?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    She will probably be fine, if you don't have a problem with frostbitten combs. You can put a saddle or whatever they call them on her if you want - just a piece of cloth fastened under the wings with straps or strips of cloth. I just cut them out of a scrap of polarfleece, making two slits to put the wings through.
  3. fancyflea

    fancyflea Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 17, 2010
    I had the same problem with one of my hens. I seperated the hen and the feathers grew back in about 4 weeks.

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