My poor Miss Moppet who is at least 10 years old has a new problem. She is all of a sudden getting herself all wet and messy. I just took this picture and she is mostly dry except the top of head. She was like this last week and I gave her a bath and trimmed her beak which was quite long and I thought it would help but not.
She has had trouble seeing since I got her (the lady said she was almost blind and begged me to take her as the others in her group weren't letting her inside in the cold and were beating her up). I have had her for about 3 years now. She has to be crated alone (which she was fine with) so predators and roving males don't get to her.
I am worried that when it gets colder this may be a bigger problem and that she will get too cold. Should I trim her head feathers, if so how much? If she keeps getting all wet I will have to bring her in the house. She is presently in my garage with other chickens which is heated but I keep it cool in there, no more than 60.
Someone with polish or anyone tell me what I can do about this? Thanks so very much!