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My frizzle is going bald!!??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by krebolo125, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. krebolo125

    krebolo125 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2011

    My little Cochin Frizzle named Blackberry is going bald on her back and under her wings. It does not look like a molt and feathers are not coming back in?? She is 7 months old and the only bantam in a flock of 7 other hens and a rooster plus 5 ducks. Nobody seems to bother with her and she does her own thing. She seems healthy, eating/drinking fine and active plus egg laying normal. No visible lice or mites and the rest of the flock is fine. Is she a nervous feather picker? I feel so bad for her and would like to try to help her get her feathers back.

    Any suggestions??

    Thank you!!!

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    to me it looks as if somebody is feather picking her.
  3. wantbantams

    wantbantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2012
    Agreed. Use blue kote on her or I bought an apron for my girls so that they would have a chance to heal. If you do not want to buy an apron you can cut a piece of fabric the length of her neck to rump and a width wide enough to go past her wings plus 1 or 2 inches. Then you can cut wing slots in it and put it over her. This will stop the feather picking and it will keep her warm. I have a hen just like yours. Mine's name is driveshaft. I love her!!!
  4. krebolo125

    krebolo125 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2011
    Ok, thank you! I will ask my mom to knit her a sweater and I will get an apron as well and see how she does!

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