Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kaymart, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. kaymart

    kaymart New Egg

    Dec 22, 2010
    One of my chickens was attacked while I was at work. She went missing for 4 days and returned with no feathers on her whole butt and tail! She seemed to get some frostbite so I brought her in for a week, vaselined it and her new feathers are growing back. Our weather is in the 50's so I put her back out as she was miserable. Now we are predicted to get snow and temps during the night of 20 degrees. What should I do with her? I live in Greenville SC. KM
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    She should be fine. Chickens are tough as an old boot. If you are worried about her bare butt then I would perhaps make a saddle/coat for her out of fleece to cover her until she re-grows some cover. There are some no-sew patterns floating around here for saddles. I used them and they work well. The toughest part is getting the fit right on the first try. Chickens are smaller than they look.

    Good luck.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010

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