Got the picking/feather eating under control, but one Q still

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SewingDiva, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    The cure was a combination as much winter free ranging as we can manage, fresh greens every day, more protein in the form of dry kitten chow and Avia Charge in their water. I tried the salt cure, but that only worked for the few days I did it and it was a hassle because I had come home from work in the middle of the day.

    The culprit is the BO, who has picked at the AUlrop; she has lost feathers all over actually. She has also picked at the EE. who won't put up with it and fights back so she doesn't look as bad.

    Will the AULorp's feathers grow back or will she look this raggedly until she molts? [​IMG]

    They'll be a year old June 16.

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    The way I understand it, if the feather is completely gone shaft and all it will grow back now. If the shaft is intact and the feather is only broken off at some point, you'll have to wait for a moult. Glad you were able to resolve the issue.

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