Silkie crest feathers coming out

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tjparker60, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. tjparker60

    tjparker60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple of silkies losing their crest feathers. Not sure if it's a sickness causing it or if other chickens might be plucking them out. Any help appreciated.

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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It could be from others plucking them out - do you see any new growth coming in?

    Watch the interactions within the flock, especially at night when they are roosting. Check them over for lice/mites and apply some vaseline or a+d ointment to the exposed areas.

    Keep us posted.
     
  3. tjparker60

    tjparker60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you! I'll apply Vaseline in the morning! I'll check the coop action tomorrow night! I appreciate your help!
     

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