feathers wont grow

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stargazingmommy, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tiki is an almost 15 week old brabanter. Tiki was a runt and pretty much hand raised by my daughter.
    Tiki has always looked scrawny and rather ugly. She is I think, still underweight as her breast bone is very prominent.
    Tonight I was tormenting /holding her and took a moment to enhance her discomfort and look at her shoulder. She has had a bald spot there where no feathers have ever been. I noticed. Tonight there are. Lots of feathers, however, they look like they are still in that sheath ne feathers start in. I think the pic shows it decently


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  2. Dominique11

    Dominique11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I woudn't worry about it, looks like the feathers will come in over time.
     
  3. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the other birds pecking at her feathers when the are trying to grow in?
    You could use blue kote to distract them away from the area....or you could get here a saddle with shoulder pads to keep the area covered.
    Hope this helps!
     
  4. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wish it were pecking, that way I could fix it. But no, even when she was in the brooder alone she had bald spots, the others eventually grew. In. This spot just won't grow. The skin looks great. No hot spots, bites, or wounds of any kind. There's just 3 of them. The oldest 2 raised together. The younger is half their age, but well accepted in their little flock.
    The ducks dogs and cats don't have access to her
     
  5. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weird!
    Maybe that spot is just slow on her?
    Sorry I wasn't much help.
    Best of luck!
     

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