New frizzled polish,unusual molt, how can I help? (Picture added)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by teresa-78, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband brought home two polish chickens, 1 frizzled and one smooth... I noticed when he took them out the box that the frizzled polish did not look right, her feather sheaths look like bones, its really unusual she looks rather sore, please can anyone give me any ideas how to help her?? i was thinking about damping the sheaths and trying to roll them off, or adding vaseline to soften them.....

    As you can see her wings are just hard brittle bone like sheaths???? im unsure what to do........

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  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    She is beautiful.

    I have ducks geese and chickens going threw the same thing, it's normal and while new feathers coming in might be a bit uncomfortable ,i doubt having just feather shafts left is so bad.

    I would not put anything on them and just let nature take it's course.
     
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  3. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really?? OMG im so relieved I thought it was not normal, as I have never had polish before..... thankyou so much, I can give a big sigh of relief now [​IMG]
     
  4. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

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    Frizzles look so much worse when they molt because of the feathers curving out, there is nothing to cover them up as they loose them. She will be just fine in a few weeks.
     
  5. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so the bone like looking sheathes on the wings are normal?? thank god I was so worried... thanks for all your imput, I really appreciate it [​IMG]
     

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