Chick w/"wonky" feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by augustmomx2, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a GL bantam cochin who has wonky feathers. The larger feathers on her wings (she's about 2 weeks old) are starting to stick out in weird directions. They stick up, out and everywhere. I have tried to smooth them down and point them in the right direction. But either the feathers go right back in their weird fashion or fall out. She has lost several feathers this way and I'm not sure what's going on? Should I be concerned? I'll post a pic when I return home from work.

    I received these chicks from a breeder and when I received them, several had cocci & they all had lice (they have all been treated for both conditions) Could these issues have something to do with it?

    TIA!
     
  2. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    She could be a Frizzled Cochin...have you looked at pics of frizzled chicks? Do a search and you'll find lots of pics.
     
  3. Weewanona

    Weewanona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From your description; I would say you have a Frizzle.

    For pics - do a search of this site.
     
  4. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info guys [​IMG] Uh yeah, checked the site and that seems to be the case...WTH?

    This dude was supposed to sell me 5 GL bantam cochins, he had the mother and father seperated so I could see them, he seemed like a good breeder.

    2wks later: I've fought cocci, pasty butt (still), lice, one turned out to be a partridge something (not a cochin no fuzzy feet) and now a frizzle! So much for my GL bantam cochin breeding dreams (for me) and showing dreams (for ds) [​IMG]

    At least they're still all cute [​IMG]
     

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