4 mo pullet pulling out her tail feathers. Is she grieving?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MrPaw, Jul 22, 2019.

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  1. MrPaw

    MrPaw Chirping

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    Esther, my ISA Brown pullet, is pulling out her long tail feathers. I caught her doing this yesterday. She is not eating them, but there is mess in my yard (they free range every day). This started after we had to re-home a "she" EE two weeks ago, that started crowing almost all day long. Esther was his favorite. They were always together. Could my little Esther be pulling out her long tail feathers as a sign of grief over losing her best friend?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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    Can you post some photos?
    Look to see if there is new growth (pin feathers) coming in to replace the lost feathers.
     
  3. MrPaw

    MrPaw Chirping

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    Thank you for responding. Yes, there looks to be new growth.
     
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