fading feathers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by playswithfowl, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

    Jun 18, 2007
    I have a blue wyandotte bantam hen, and I've noticed that her feathers towards the back of her back are starting to fade their coloring and they are splaying, and NOW my wheaton amerecauna is starting to have the same thing happen to her!!!!!!!!!!! Is this harmful to them healthwise I mean? [​IMG]
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    How old is she and do you have a roo? Roo's mating the girls and lots of sun can damage feathers causing them to yellow and begin to fray. I'm thinking it's nothing to worry about.
  3. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    I would check for mites.

    At night with a flashlight...check under the armpits, and on the bumb, between the legs.


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