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

    Jan 19, 2013
    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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