Not Sure If This Is The Section For This..

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mrszlopez, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wasnt sure if this was the section to post my problem in, but hopefully i can get some help anyway. I bought four Silkies from a farm this week & today, ive noticed that they are all missing at least one toe. their Feathers are very matted & they kinda stink. However, they are of good health & weight. Ive checked all of them for mites/lice, but none of them have it. Once the weather gets nicer, i plan on bathing & attempting to brush their "fur". Can i cut the feathers ? Will they grow back normally ? What can i do to make them smell better though ? & the puffs on their heads are also thinned down a bit.. As far as their toes, two of them have large stubs but it doesnt seem to bother them.
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    You can take them inside and bathe them and blow dry them. coop them inside overnight just to be sure they're dry and they'll be wonderful.. Cut feathers won't grow back in until they molt.
     

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