6 month old hen can't fly

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by moylanjohnc, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. moylanjohnc

    moylanjohnc New Egg

    Sep 23, 2016
    Hi all,

    I've got an Easter Egger hen that cannot fly, and seems to have not grown feathers like the rest of her flock. Photos attached of the hen. Any ideas what could be causing this?



    Normal hen from the flock
  2. CuckooOrpington

    CuckooOrpington Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2016
    Welcome to BYC! She is a silkie feathered aruacarna. This is a rarer mutation that causes the feathers to be fluffier and stringier. Silkies have these sort of feathers but it pops up in Aruacarnas/Easter eggers too. There is nothing you can do or need to do for her, she just has different genetics. If here flimsy feathers are preventing her from flying up on to a perch perhaps you could lower a roost for her.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2016
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