Feathers missing, female? Male? Pics provided. HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jatsma, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. jatsma

    jatsma Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2015
    Canada, Saskatchewan
    This lady bird's tail feathers have been plucked out (the longer looking ones [pic 1]), and one of my rosters has tail feathers missing too (Unless it is a hen?) [pic 2] (Assuming they've being plucked out by other chickens) There are multiple feathers on the coop floor. I am hoping there are only ladies in the coop because we had lots of rooster's who are separate in their own coop far from them. I have a hen house and a rooster house (I will be killing all roosters next week) both averaging 15 in each. There are only a couple more birds that i'm a little weary about and i will post pictures of them also. (it's not molting because this has been going on for a while) All these birds (TOTAL 29) are 4 months old.

    Pic 3
    Pic 4

    Please HELP!! I feel so bad for these chickens.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2016
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    It looks like your only cockerel is in the second picture. They're all so pretty. [​IMG]

  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas

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