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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MaratManor, May 12, 2016.

  1. MaratManor

    MaratManor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BSL pullet around 14-15 weeks old began loosing tail feathers a few days/week ago! She's the top girl in the coop so I don't suspect anyone pulling them out. Is this normal?

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  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some yiungsters go threw Mini Molts.

    Are aure she is top boss?
     
  3. MaratManor

    MaratManor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! I watch them closely as well... We don't have a rooster that's anywhere old enough to mess with her either. She's always the one pecking everyone else and pushing them around. Theyre all very healthy, but she's the only one who lost those tail feathers! Out of the ten we own, her and my RIR are the oldest, the rest are 10 weeks and 6 weeks!
     
  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Regardless of her being boss atill doesnt me ahe wont be
    Aggressive with her or fight and pick feathers.
     
  5. MaratManor

    MaratManor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of them mess with her...believe me or not! I'm thinking molting. Shes the only one who is aggressive, my RIR is aggressive toward my 5 week olds whenever treats are involved of course, but other than that they all stay clear of my BSL. But thanks for the replies!
     
  6. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah,maybe a mini molt,just watch them at night to be positive.
     
  7. MaratManor

    MaratManor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay! Thank you and will do.
     
  8. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had very domiante hens get picked on.
     

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