My Frizzle Went Bald!!!???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by koakritters, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little frizzled cochin went from having all of her feathers to having almost none within a couple days. She's almost bald except for the feathers on her shoulders and a couple on her tail! [​IMG] What could have caused it and how can i fix it? None of my other chickens have lost any feathers...???
     
  2. promiselandfarm5

    promiselandfarm5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have had that happen to lots of frizzles, even ones that are just chicks. The frizzle feathers are very brittle and break easily. After they molt or grow new feathers they look a lot better.

    Is you bird getting pecked on? Any blood? If so, you may want to seperate her. Otherwise, just keep feeding her something with a good amount of protein.
     
  3. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she? The frizzle feathers are brittle. They are fewer and even more brittle if the bird has a double frizzle gene ("Frazzle"). Have any pics?
     

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