Dog ripped out feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Zcruzer, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Zcruzer

    Zcruzer In the Brooder

    Feb 24, 2015
    My dog ripped out my chickens tail feathers, ALL OF THEM. There are no open wounds, but its winter so im concerned about the cold. she is kept by herself in an extra coop we had. We tried to put her with the other chickens but they pecked at her featherless areas. My parents won't let me keep her inside so that isn't an option. What should i do? Will the feathers grow back? Can she get an infection even though there are no open wounds? Thank you for all of your advice.

  2. Sue Gremlin

    Sue Gremlin Songster

    Jan 1, 2013
    They'll grow back when her feathers are ready to recycle. Don't worry, she'll be fine! She's better off outside.

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