Help Feather Plucking!!! IT JUST STARTED ALL THE SUDDEN!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hotttmommi, May 17, 2009.

  1. Hotttmommi

    Hotttmommi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a 9 week old wite silkie and a 9 week old red frizzle cochin. They have been together since they were a few days old. Never had any problems. Today my silkie has plucked my cochins back pretty much naked. Whats going on and how do I stop it short of seperating them?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have heard of putting saddles on them so they can get their feathers back again. A member here - Moodene makes and sells them.
     
  3. Hotttmommi

    Hotttmommi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks what do you think about pine tar i have heard a lil bity about it
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have never used it. I haven;t had problems like that. I seem to have Stepford Chickens.
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Feather picking can sometimes begin because of crowding, (hard to do with only 2 chickens), boredom or lack of enough protein.

    You didn't give any details, but those are some things you can check out.

    Good luck sorting them out!
     
  6. Hotttmommi

    Hotttmommi Chillin' With My Peeps

    there are 3 chicks in the pen its 6'x4'x4' the chicks are only like 9 weeks and this all just started today. I hope i can figure this out., could it be that they are both roos maybe or that they are both hens i dont know for certain which they are
     

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