Brahma Hens with no Feather Feet?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Artemis_Nix, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Artemis_Nix

    Artemis_Nix Out Of The Brooder

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    About 6 weeks ago I purchased 6 buff Brahma hens and a rooster, along with a few others. The rooster has some feathers on his feet but the hens have none whatsoever. They recently started laying and I was just wondering if they might get them later? Will their chicks have feather feet if the hens never get them?

    Thanks,
    Laura
     
  2. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    This question should of been asked before you purchased these chickens. The female will never get anymore feathers on their feet then they have at present. They sound like very poor quality hatchery fowl. Why not post a picture so we can see what you have ?
     
  3. Artemis_Nix

    Artemis_Nix Out Of The Brooder

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    Nope, they came from a local bird farm. Unfortunately, pics are a little difficult right now as my husband is caring for them.... I had my hip replaced 4 weeks ago due to a riding accident, it's -12 outside and there's about 2 feet of icy snow on the ground [​IMG], I can't afford to fall on my butt right now! I guess I should have waited until I was able to take some. The breeder told me ahead of time that this batch hadn't gotten feathers and that she didn't know why, but mainly I was interested in getting eggs from them, (they are good layers, I'm getting an egg a day from each) I figured I could get a couple other's later if these were not a breeding option. Thanks for your response.
     

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