Help! What is the matter with my frizzle?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Egirl, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Egirl

    Egirl New Egg

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    I have had her for only a month and she is six months old. She does not act like she is sick. But, she has become broody, and when I lifted her off the nest, I had a look at her underside. It has no feathers! And there are red patches. What does this mean, and what should I do to help her? Hopefully someone can help me. Thanks! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    If she's broody, then this is just part of her nesting behavior. Hens will sometimes pluck their own feathers from their bellys so that the eggs are closer to their skin...where the heat is. The feathers will grow back once she stops being broody. The little red patches are caused by her plucking those feathers out. It's nature...she knows what she's doing. And it's amazing! I wouldn't worry. IMO, that's what's happening.
     
  3. Egirl

    Egirl New Egg

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    Thank you SO MUCH! What a relief.
     
  4. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    You're welcome. [​IMG]
     

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