Help! Featherless Chicken!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SuperChickenDude327, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. SuperChickenDude327

    SuperChickenDude327 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a chicken I call Scruffy, 'cause she has NO feathers. What can I do about it? I'll post pics later, but she has little nubs instead of feathers. That's how it's been since the summer.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    she could be a slow moulter?
    Separate her a few hours a day and give lots of protein. A flock raiser like 20-27% protein, canned tuna, yogurt, BOSS.

    Check her for mites, worms. Moulting birds are extra susceptible to parasites.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2011
  3. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
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    How old is she? And where are the areas where feathers are missing, or does she not have any feathers at all?
     
  4. SuperChickenDude327

    SuperChickenDude327 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pretty much all her left side is devoid of feathers. And she's only around a year and a half old.
     
  5. SuperChickenDude327

    SuperChickenDude327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A picture of her left side, pretty much looked like this since July.
     
  6. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
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    Quote:One of my silkies was like that ( Lily), I thought she was getting picked on but she never showed any blood on her so...... now at about 1 1/2 years old she is finially getting her feathers in, she has never laid an egg or crowed and she is starting to look like a Roo [​IMG].
     
  7. Gypsi

    Gypsi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can give my moulting hens tuna? yeah - bought 2 cases when that reactor melted down. (the price of yogurt has eliminated that treat - even the price of milk to make it is too much!
     
  8. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have a rooster?
     
  9. SuperChickenDude327

    SuperChickenDude327 Chillin' With My Peeps

    No roo, just 3 other hens. I let them free range when I'm home, and she's pretty high in the pecking order, just one below the top hen.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011
  10. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

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    What do you normally feed?
     

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