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Damaged feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Poultrybonkers, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that has broken feathers shafts. There so bad I cant even pluck them out. My chickens dont molt either i had another hen with the same problem last year but not as bad. I put de on her feathers besides plucking them out is their any other ways to get old broken feathers out.
     
  2. emmaie892000

    emmaie892000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can't even get to the feather shaft with tweezers to pluck them out, I can't think of anything to do. You may just have to wait until she molts.
     
  3. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ill try tweezers i only tried with pliers. Shes been like this for about a year. They dont molt
     
  4. emmaie892000

    emmaie892000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm. I would try tweezers then. Other than that I have no ideas.
     
  5. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It didnt work was just breaking off more pieces of the old feathers
     
  6. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. emmaie892000

    emmaie892000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any idea why your chickens don't molt?
    How old are they, and do you supply light in the coop?
     
  8. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not sure why but once the feather are broken they dont fall out. And i have a light in my coop but its not on. The hens its happening to are a year or over.
     
  9. emmaie892000

    emmaie892000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Molting tends to be light in chickens under 18 months. Maybe they just haven't hit their first hard molt yet? It kinda differs from bird to bird.
    Are the bare areas a problem for the bird, or do you just not like the appearance?
     
  10. Poultrybonkers

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    It bothers me lol. It cant feel all that great for her either. This hen is going on two years old. I think the DE is helping alittle bit. Im probably gonna invermecting her to.
     

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