Silkie lost feathers on head!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gabz44, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. gabz44

    gabz44 Out Of The Brooder

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    Update: now two of my silkies are bald :(

    I just noticed one of my silkies has lost all her feathers on the top front half of her head! I don't see mites, haven't seen other larger chickens picking at her but of course that's possible. After noticing this, I then saw that my 2 other silkies have a slight case of this too but not as severe as my splash. Is it possible that because I've been feeding them watermelon that their feathers are all wet from it ( I have noticed wet pink feathers by their face) that the larger chickens are pecking at them ??? see pic [​IMG]
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    Last edited: Jul 28, 2016
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Many chickens with poofy head feathers will get their feathers pecked out by the other chickens. Polish chickens and silkies can be especially prone to this. With my polish chickens, I used BluKote spray on the bare spots every 2-3 days. Nustock cream also found in feedstores, is an alternative to BluKote, and is bad tasting and opaque to hide the spots.
     
  3. gabz44

    gabz44 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there any chance she's molting ?? So I woke up this morning and my white silkie is bald:(
     

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