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Gravy's tail is gone??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bisqit&Gravy, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My parrots have been molting so I'm sure that's what is up with Gravy but he has no long tail feathers. He's butt is shorter than the hens. When chickens molt can they loose them all at once???

    There's nothing that can get to them so I know he wasn't attacked. But I find it just plain odd. My parrots don't loose all their tail feathers at once.
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Yep - chickens molting can look like somebody exploded.

    They do tend to lose all their feathers in a very short amount of time, unlike parrots which molt more individual feathers.
     
  3. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whew, that's nice to know. One morning he had all his feathers and the next evening all gone. He looks so funny right now...hahaha
     

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