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Rooster tail feathers aren't growing

post #1 of 5
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So I have a older game fowl/bull stag rooster who recently molted. All his beautiful colors have come back except his tail feathers. I recently checked him for lice and dusted him for parasites. When I look at his rear end for tail feathers, I see the shafts but blood is either dried up or still a little wet. What could be happening here and are there any remedies to help grow the feathers back. Thnx
post #2 of 5

Do you have him penned with hens who might be pecking/eating the pin feathers ?

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post #3 of 5
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Yes he is penned with other hens only at night in coop. Otherwise he free ranges at the crack of dawn.
post #4 of 5

My gut says one or more of the hens have pecked at and damaged the developing tail feathers.

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Any suggestions for a remedy
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