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Rescuing a plucked clean chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by campclaus, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. campclaus

    campclaus In the Brooder

    Jan 1, 2012
    We are rescuing a chicken that is pretty naked. It was bullied by the other birds. My question is since it has no feathers, should I have a heat lamp at night for her? I am going to make her a jacket until she grows some feathers. I am conflicted about the heat lamp because I really didn't want to use it with my other girls... Any other suggestion on caring for this girl are appreciated!

  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    If this is one of your chickens, just separate her till her new feathers are coming in. If she is separated then the heat issue for the others is not there. If your are rescuing her from another place then she should be quarantined anyway.

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