Help a Frazzle

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PoshFlock, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. PoshFlock

    PoshFlock Chirping

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    IMG_2262.PNG IMG_2258.JPG IMG_2259.JPG Very sad...I acquired a "frizzle" because she was being picked on and now that I have researched frizzles...I've learned she is actually an extreme frizzle...she is sweet and lovable but she's missing so many feathers…does anyone know if there is anything that can be done to help her at all?... she seems healthy…lays about 5/week... I feel so bad for her she's pitiful looking…I live in central Florida. I've listed pictures of her when I got her in January and now in March...she's about 9 months old...
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    Not much you can do. She will get her feathers back during the next fall molt, and will start to lose them again as they break and rub off.

    I had 2, one was culled young, the second we kept. He spent half the year nearly naked, and died at about 2 years of age. They are a sad chicken to keep unfortunately.

    Living in Florida you may need to worry about sunburn, mine got really red during the summer.
     
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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

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    Can you try making her a little Tee shirt to wear? She and the others make freak out when they first see it, but they get used to it pretty quickly. A baby shirt might be okay.
     
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  4. PoshFlock

    PoshFlock Chirping

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    Thanks I will make her a shirt...I have a pretty large run that's covered but she still seems to find some sun...
     
  5. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    OMG! That poor sad looking chicken. That is a chicken I would end up loving so much. I'm always a sucker for the weird looking ones.
     
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  6. PoshFlock

    PoshFlock Chirping

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    Yes lol she is so sweet...she seems to get along with most of my chickens and believe it or not she's not on the bottom of the pecking order...
     
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  7. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    What made this happen? She looked much more feathered in the first photo.
     
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  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    Breeding a frizzle to frizzle creates birds with extremely curly feathers that are also brittle. So never breed frizzle to frizzle.
     
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  9. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    And that is called a frazzle? Too much for my brain: frizzle, frazzle, sizzle, double frizzle, silkied....LOL
     
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  10. Table4Six

    Table4Six Crossing the Road

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    I have a frazzled white frizzle and she's practically naked all the time, all though right now she looks quite nice and filled out.
     

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