Mille fleur d uccle missing feathers in beard section

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jennyhaschicks, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    My little hen is missing feathers where her beard should be. We just got them about a month ago and it doesn't seem to be growing back at all.
    I'm sorry for not posting pics. I am getting ready for bed and I wanted to ask about this. The patch is about the size of maybe a quarter I guess
    Again, sorry for no pics. I just figured maybe someone might know what's going on??
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Look her over closely for beard mites. They eat the beards right off of birds. A good dusting is probably in order. Sometimes other birds will pick the beards off as well, so something to keep an eye out for.
     
  3. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    I haven't noticed any of my birds picking at her, but maybe at her old place she was picked on. Still would have thought her beard would be growing back by now.
    I don't mind dusting them. I will check threads to see what I need to dust them with. I am new and still have a lot to learn. Good thing we all have this site though. [​IMG]
     
  4. chickadeeacres101

    chickadeeacres101 New Egg

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    make sure she is not ripping it ou hersself by accident such as getting it stuck and pulling *rip* ouch....that happened to one of my chickens
     

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