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Curly feathers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crookedlogranch, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. crookedlogranch

    crookedlogranch New Egg

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    Hi all!
    I am new to chickens and figured someone here might know about this. One of my girls, a 3 month old Buff Orphington has feathers that are not smooth and laid down like all the others. They start flat, but then all curl up at the ends. She has been like this for about 3-4 weeks??. I have treated everyone for mites thinking that might be the problem. She seems very healthy, eats, drinks and is just as active as the others. She is not getting picked on and does not pick at herself. Any clues? I am going to try and post a pic, but...........it's not looking good so far [​IMG]
    Thank you in advance!!!!!!!
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    This is one of my frizzle babies......could yours be a frizzle??

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  3. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you have treated for mites and have checked it over, look at the base of the feather for crawly things, then I would also agree that it is either a frizzle or frizzle mix. Post a pic when you can.
     
  4. ChickLuver

    ChickLuver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your baby is TOO CUTE!!!I LOVE my frizzles....[​IMG]
     
  5. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Quote:[​IMG] Great place for socializing and learning.

    Cindy
     
  6. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Quote:[​IMG] to you too....

    Have a great day!!! Cindy
     
  7. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet its a Frizzle!
     
  8. crookedlogranch

    crookedlogranch New Egg

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    WOW! Thanks for the quick responses! I love this msg board...there is so much great information, especially for a newbe. I ADORE that Frizzle baby and hope that is what I have [​IMG] Mine was not curly at that age though and is not as curly now. She will be 3 months on the 14th. I think I have the picture thing down...... check her out. She has her head down in the 'huddle' but is really quite active. OH, I did check the base of the feathers with a magnafying (sp) glass and saw nothing. Her skin looks like the other ones.

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  9. Splash_Guard

    Splash_Guard Set Free

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    I've never seen a frizzle chickie, that's pretty interesting. Thanks for the pics.
     
  10. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    YEP, I would say frizzle, she is just a late bloomer...Here's mine! Is the black one behind her in the first picture a little like that too. Looks like her feathers flip a little


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