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Feather Fiasco

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickadee Chick, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Chickadee Chick

    Chickadee Chick New Egg

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    I have three chickens.
    It has been getting cold and they just got over being sick.
    I put a heat lamp in the coop for them.
    I hadn't realized that it was within their reach.
    One of my girls got too close and a good amount of feathers were burnt off.
    I moved the lamp out of reach but I was wondering:
    What is a good way to help her feathers grow back in a timely matter?
     
  2. huntergirl25

    huntergirl25 Out Of The Brooder

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    what does the feather loss look like my flock is having the same problem recently i'm not sure what is causing It
     
  3. Chickadee Chick

    Chickadee Chick New Egg

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    She got too close to the heat lamp, I think the others pushed her too close.
    They look like they had been melted to a point.
    I was freaking out when I noticed it the next morning
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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  5. Chickadee Chick

    Chickadee Chick New Egg

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    Pardon?
     
  6. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    The only way to make a feather grow back is to take a pair of pliers and pull the whole quill out. Then the chicken will replace it like it was a lost or shed feather. Sorry.
     

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