Feathers gone or picked off on my 2 yr old Buff?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kport Chickie, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Kport Chickie

    Kport Chickie New Egg

    Oct 30, 2009
    My 2 yr old buff orpington looks really odd. Most of her body feathers look like they have been snapped off just above the tip, so it looks like she has all these quills sticking out all over. Her neck looked almost "greasy" the other day. What is going on with her? Anyone know? She is eating fine and walks around with others all day. My husband is about to do away with her!! QUICK help!
  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    She's molting, shedding old feathers, growing new ones. The quill looking things are actually the hollow shafts where new ones are growing. Don't do away with her for getting new feathers! [​IMG]

    She'll be all beautiful soon!
  3. missrose

    missrose Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 17, 2009
    Mesa, AZ
    Quote:totally what I was going to say!
  4. KPort Chick

    KPort Chick Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2008
    Thank you both! I will tell my husband to put away the hatchett. Jeesh! Poor little thing.

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