chicken has no tail feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by carolinachicken, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. carolinachicken

    carolinachicken Out Of The Brooder

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    hi everyone,

    2 of our chickens have no tail feathers, one is on the way. they do look pretty funny. i know that they have been molting for the last while but is this normal?

    they don't seem to be bothered more than their normal chicken hygiene. someone did mention that it might be mites.

    anybody with the same thing? any answers?

    thanks! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2008
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, pretty normal for the moult. Just up the protein level of your feed, and add some black oil sunflower seeds to help them along.
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Check for lice eggs around the shafts of the feathers close to the vent.
     
  4. carolinachicken

    carolinachicken Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for your answers!

    this makes me feel a bit better, but i will check them out to make sure.

    i appreciate your help!
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