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CHicken Losing Tail Fethers, even Roo!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bkbingham, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. bkbingham

    bkbingham In the Brooder

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    Here are some pictures...

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    Do roos Molt?

    This hen has been this way all summer

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  2. TrystInn

    TrystInn Songster

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    Yes, roosters molt.
     
  3. bkbingham

    bkbingham In the Brooder

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    So do you think these chickens are just molting? The black chicken just went through a molt beofre summer...
     
  4. bkbingham

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    Why are they losing there tail feathers? Is that normal?
     
  5. Kittymomma

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    Losing tail feathers is a normal part of molting and the severity of a molt as well as its duration can vary from chook to chook. If you think something else may be going on we'll need more info. though--How many chickens/how much space/what do they eat/how old are they/anything else you can think of.
     

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