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Feather help

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by JarrodnJojo2016, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. JarrodnJojo2016

    JarrodnJojo2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shady point , OK
    my little black tailed white Japanese bantam is about 1 to 11/2 yrs old but he has lost a lot of his tail feathers either he has pulled them out or the hens are or they are just falling out , how long will it take for them to grow back?
     
  2. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    He could be molting, provide him with extra protein....just in case....or he could of been bullied, do you have any other roosters? But i doubt that bullying can cause featherloss in the tail so yeah...


    If he shows no sign of sickness, and if he is eating and drinking fine im sure he'll be ok. Does he have any other feather-loss?

    Heres a link to molting: https://poultrykeeper.com/general-chickens/chickens-moulting/

    It might help if you post your question in the Managing your flock thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/2/managing-your-flock

    Best of luck.

    -Mustang
     
  3. JarrodnJojo2016

    JarrodnJojo2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shady point , OK
    there is no other roosters , its just his tail feathers and the little soft feathers around the tail feathers but the hens feathers are looking ruff too , but there all eating and drinking fine . is it the time for them to molt?
     

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