Anybody ever seen anything like this? Khoshekh, the guinea with a feather ridge

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by QueenMisha, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Khoshekh is a pied hen, around 16 weeks right now. I purchased her as an 8 week old, and she started to develop the ridge a few weeks later. It's formed entirely of excess feathers. It will not smooth down.

    (Posting a link because for some reason mobile will not let me add pictures directly)
  2. SmokingPistol

    SmokingPistol Out Of The Brooder

    May 14, 2012
    San Marcos, CA
    Ive seen somthing similar in peafowl, when they dont preen themselves the build up from new feathers coming in can distort the feathers and give weird shapes. I learned that taking a wire brush and cleaning the skin and stuff out helps or give him a bath.

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