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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
BSL pullet around 14-15 weeks old began loosing tail feathers a few days/week ago! She's the top girl in the coop so I don't suspect anyone pulling them out. Is this normal?

post #2 of 8
Some yiungsters go threw Mini Molts.

Are aure she is top boss?

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by TheTwoRoos View Post

Some yiungsters go threw Mini Molts.

Are aure she is top boss?

Yes! I watch them closely as well... We don't have a rooster that's anywhere old enough to mess with her either. She's always the one pecking everyone else and pushing them around. Theyre all very healthy, but she's the only one who lost those tail feathers! Out of the ten we own, her and my RIR are the oldest, the rest are 10 weeks and 6 weeks!
post #4 of 8
Regardless of her being boss atill doesnt me ahe wont be
Aggressive with her or fight and pick feathers.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

Reply

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

Reply
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheTwoRoos View Post

Regardless of her being boss atill doesnt me ahe wont be
Aggressive with her or fight and pick feathers.

None of them mess with her...believe me or not! I'm thinking molting. Shes the only one who is aggressive, my RIR is aggressive toward my 5 week olds whenever treats are involved of course, but other than that they all stay clear of my BSL. But thanks for the replies!
post #6 of 8

Yeah,maybe  a mini molt,just watch them at night to be positive.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

Reply

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

Reply
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TheTwoRoos View Post

Yeah,maybe  a mini molt,just watch them at night to be positive.

Okay! Thank you and will do.
post #8 of 8

I have had very domiante hens get picked on.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

Reply

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

Reply
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