Feather problem?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ren2014, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    These guys are all 11.5 weeks. The one second from the right has a bare spot on his back. I've noticed this ever since one of our Great Pyrenees played with him. Does this look like something I should worry about? Thank you.
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Evidently the dog pulled out some of his feathers. The little stubbly things appearing are pin feathers that will replace the pulled out feathers. Everything is going fine - nothing to worry about.
     
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  3. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed...looks like minor feather loss that is now being replaced. Probably shouldn't let the dog play with the chickens anymore.
     
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  4. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    Thank you both. About how long does it take for the feathers to come in?

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  5. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since the pin feathers have emerged, I would expect the feather to grow in the next few days. They will look like feather dusters with the fuzzy part breaking through the top of the pin. In two or three weeks the bird should look perfectly normal.
     
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