Barbie is nearly bare. Any help appreciated

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by McGoo, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Sis,
    The duct tape is to cover her bare spotted wings. I have an apron on her bare back. It's a big issue.

    but she got with the chicks eating their starter,,,and bango,, she dont have 1 feather outta place now

    I think I'll try the starter food, cause nothing is working.​
     
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    it cant hurt,, and will only do good,, even if her feathers dont come back,, the extra will be better then nothing.,, and im sure that if she's protected from it being made worse,,, then it can only get better,,,,,i hope it works as good for you as it did me.
     
  3. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

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    You know what they say about duct tape.... 1000 uses and then some lol


    Edited because my fingers aren't awake yet [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2008
  4. meadow muffin

    meadow muffin Hatching

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    We are new to the life with chickens. My chickens have lost their feathers on their bums, chests, necks and up their backs. The went all last winter with no bum feathers, and did quite well, now they've lost many more. We do not have a rooster, I feel that they are pecking each other, how do we get them to stop and get feathers to regrow? We are averaging 10/15 eggs still each day. We have 10 newbies in with them now and do not want them to loose their feathers also. We let them free range mid afternoon after all eggs are laid.
    Any advice would be great.
    Thanks
     
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

  6. meadow muffin

    meadow muffin Hatching

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    Thanks, how much medicated chick starter?
    We did try the stop pick stuff, it didn't work, maybe we didn't do it often enough.
     
  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    ive never tried the stop pick stuff,,, or the "peepers" i gave you a link too,,,, and i would give them half starter,half their regular food,,,,,, this isnt a "proven" way, but it was what worked GREAT for me, and even if it dont grow em back like it did for mine, it aint bad for them [​IMG]
     
  8. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Songster

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    Have you checked for chicken mites? Chickens who have mites will frequently pick out their feathers while trying to get at irritating mites, especially around their vents.
     

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