Does This Look Like Frostbite? PICS

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CheerioLounge, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My poor Sweet Thing has lost some feathers on her lower back and beneath her tail. The temp has dropped below freezing a few nights and I was wondering if this is frostbite. Will her feathers grow back? She is still laying like a chanp and otherwise is as feisty as ever.
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    Thanks for your input!
     
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    No. Check her for mites, or if you have a roo that is rough with her.
     
  3. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have checked and re-checked for mites. There are none. We have no rooster. I have been supplementing their feed with extra protein and nothing seems to help. 3 of my girls have beautiful feathers and Sweet Thing and 1 other have patches of skin just like that in the pics. The other girl is not as bad. My real concern is whether her feathers will grow back. This is all around her tail and vent area.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  4. Me & Jack

    Me & Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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