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broken feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pedenes, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. pedenes

    pedenes In the Brooder

    Oct 16, 2008
    the wind was very strong this past few weeks

    my rooster is moulting but only on his hackles and breast part

    but the feather wings and tails are being broken to 2 inches or 3 inches because of the wind. it dont drop yet and i dont want to pull it cause that will hurt him

    i just started to feed him only cracked corn so the moult should go faster
    from the article i red about moulting

    is it really long the moulting period?

    im afraid that he only moult on his body and he will be stuck with his broken wing and tail feathers

    help please
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    For some reason I have heard from everyone that the moult has been very hard this year. It was my experience that my birds moulted long and hard as well. I hope your poor guy gets over his quickly. Maybe the corn will help if you have read that in an article. I have not heard that one before, interesting [​IMG]
  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    My RIR, Matilda is just now molting, poor girl she looks awful.

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