Tail feathers and the cold

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mautri, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. mautri

    mautri Out Of The Brooder

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    Its not usually this cold here but lately its been dry, frozen and in the 20's. My 5 Rhode Island reds were
    loosing feather around their combs/ face so I dusted them. 2 of the girls have lost their tail feathers and
    were shivering when I checked on them. Is that normal or should I buy or make them chicken sweaters?
    They have shelter and a hen house with a heat lamp along with hay piled up for extra insulation. I feed them
    scratch and grain along with kitchen scraps and mealy worms for a treat.
     

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