feather growth?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by starkiller8, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. starkiller8

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    One of my chickens lost half of his "rat tail" i was wondering how fast it would grow back or if it will. i need it to grow back by fair which is like august so any thing would help
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Were the feathers pulled out or broken off? If pulled out, they should regrow by August. If broken off, you should pull them so that they will regrow.
     
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    well their snapped in half. they do grow back though at least im pretty sure
     
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    If they are snapped in half, you need to pull them out or you will not get new feathers until the bird molts - that might not be until next fall. You also need to maintain the bird in such a way that his feathers do not become damaged again.
     
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