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Silkie help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Little Buffs, May 7, 2017.

  1. Little Buffs

    Little Buffs Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkie looks as if she has lost some feathers around her neck. I was wondering if this is normal if she has something wrong with her? [​IMG]
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have a rooster?
     
  3. Little Buffs

    Little Buffs Out Of The Brooder

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    No no rooster, it looks as if she's pulled them out recently. She was with a rooster when we got her a month ago but her feathers were in tact
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can you get a better picture of her neck?
     
  5. Little Buffs

    Little Buffs Out Of The Brooder

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    Will do it tomorrow and post it [​IMG]
     
  6. Little Buffs

    Little Buffs Out Of The Brooder

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  7. Little Buffs

    Little Buffs Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like moulting but that usually happens late summer?
     
  8. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Molting does usually happen very late in the summer, though I've had it happen at odd
    Times. Does it seem painful or red at all?
     
  9. Little Buffs

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    It does seem a little painful and the bottom on the feather roots are a little red.
     
  10. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    The red in the feather shafts is normal, it's just blood supplying the new feathers
     

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