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Silkie lost her head feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SoldierSailor, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. SoldierSailor

    SoldierSailor Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a 9 month old white bearded Silkie hen.
    She recently lost a good deal of feathers off he head.
    Used to be she could hardly see they were so thick.

    She's gone broody but still eats and drinks when
    we take her out to free range in the yard or just take her off
    the nest and out in the run. Pictures below

    Is she just molting ??
    Is this part of being broody?
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2015
  2. jrfields672

    jrfields672 Out Of The Brooder

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    Did you ever find out what caused her crest feather loss? I also have two silkie hens that went broody and their crest feathers look exactly like that.
     
  3. SoldierSailor

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    The consensus was that she is molting at the same time. I can see the start of new feathers.
    We got her some cream legbar eggs to sit on since I can't seem to get her out of broody mode.
     
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    The consensus was that she is molting at the same time. I can see the start of new feathers.
    We got her some cream legbar eggs to sit on since I can't seem to get her out of broody mode.
     
  5. jrfields672

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    You are probably right.I checked and mine also have new feathers coming in.
     

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