A Homemade Life
Welcome to Homemade Life.

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member or join our community if not ....

Chilli-head
Who is online?
In total there is 1 user online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 1 Guest

None

Most users ever online was 62 on 10th April 2015, 8:24 am
Latest topics
» Knitting in the round
by freebird Today at 7:27 pm

» Seed swap anyone?
by FloBear Today at 12:59 pm

» Chairs 4 & 5: The lath back / banister back
by Ploshkin Today at 9:39 am

» Endangered crafts
by Ploshkin Today at 9:36 am

» New beginnings in the February garden.
by FloBear Today at 8:58 am

» What are you harvesting today?
by Chilli-head 12th February 2018, 7:52 pm

» The gardener's yearbook
by Chilli-head 1st February 2018, 10:38 am

» Garden Organic
by Dandelion 26th January 2018, 7:24 pm

» New arrivals
by Dandelion 23rd January 2018, 2:48 pm

» A fresh start to 2018 in the January garden
by Dandelion 13th January 2018, 11:23 pm

» More mead ...
by Chilli-head 10th January 2018, 12:47 pm

» What can *I* do ?
by Dandelion 7th January 2018, 10:20 pm

» Seed Banks and reliable suppliers
by freebird 7th January 2018, 9:37 pm

» Left-overs
by Dandelion 5th January 2018, 10:26 pm

» Recycling Christmas
by Dandelion 5th January 2018, 1:09 pm

» Trumpington wassail
by FloBear 4th January 2018, 4:35 pm

» It's now more difficult to dispose of plastic waste
by Dandelion 1st January 2018, 12:12 pm

» Turkey leftovers Mexican style
by Chilli-head 28th December 2017, 12:08 pm

» School visit
by Dandelion 26th December 2017, 11:59 am

» Two minute beach clean
by FloBear 15th December 2017, 10:10 am

Statistics
We have 633 registered users
The newest registered user is SoberWatersRetreat

Our users have posted a total of 45202 messages in 2347 subjects
HML on FaceBook
RSS feeds



Donate to our Charity
The Homemade life supports Kiva - microloans for people in developing countries working to change their lives.  These loans are repaid to our KIVA account, so your donation is used many times to help different people - literally the gift that keeps on giving..

Bald chicken!

Post new topic   Reply to topic

Go down

default Bald chicken!

Post by Dandelion on 4th March 2012, 1:42 pm

Martha the chicken started to moult late in December - it seems to have been a slow process, and she's still losing feathers around her head. From what I read it seems that chickens who moult late (she's nearly three and hasn't moulted before) lose their feathers at a slow rate. She's perky, has a red comb and is still laying so I'm not too bothered about her health. But she does have a bare bum, and looks very oven-ready from an inch below the vent to her undercarriage. There don't seem to be signs of new feathers either. I have tried anti-pecking spray (in case the others have been having a go, but I haven't seen any evidence of this), have given her a little cat food as a treat, which has certainly improved the rate of laying, and dusted for parasites. (Not all at once...) A friend at school who is a smallholder said that in her experience some chickens never re-grow these feathers.
Anyone got any advice on this??

................................................................................................................................
The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers and sisters.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.
avatar
Dandelion
Admin

Posts : 4592
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 61
Location : Ledbury, Herefordshire

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum