poor girl

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicken cornman, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. chicken cornman

    chicken cornman New Egg

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    My neighbors dog got a hold of my prize winning Rhode Island and ripped out her tail feathers. She is fine but it really does activate me.


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  2. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    sorry for your troubles
    nutrena has a new feed out called feather fixer it might help regrow your girls feathers
    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve[​IMG]
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Happy you joined!
     
  4. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from Texas! We have free-range chickens, and the biggest predator problem is neighborhood dogs. Be glad that your redhead only lost her tail feathers, and not her life.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] was she free ranging? You can't control your neighbor or his dog but, you can build a safe, strong, predator proof run for her - with covered top if need be. Free ranging is always risky unless you have livestock guardian dogs.
     
  6. Bluebee

    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]!!! Sorry to hear that she was injured, hope she gets better!
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Sorry to hear about your neighbor's dog :(
     
  8. Henrietta2

    Henrietta2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do chicken tailfeathers grow back? i just saw a video at a wildlife sanctuary where they were actually super gluing tail feathers on a hawk. They were as careful as can be, and a hawk needs tail feathers to fly, and he was later released successfully. I wouldn't do it if the feathers will grow back, but if you want to see it Google "Imping", the term for this.
     

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