Help!!!!! Rhode Island Red has no tail feathers!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HappyClucker7, May 10, 2016.

  1. HappyClucker7

    HappyClucker7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I have two RIRs, two Barred Rocks, and two Australorps. They are all a almost two months old, and diveloping nicely. They have all their feathers exept on a few spots, and their tail feathers are beautiful. My problem is, that one of my RIRs named Penny, doesn't have any tail feathers. All she has are five pooffy little feathers. They are all really nice to each other so I am not concerned that the others are pulling Penny's tail feathers out. Is it just slow growth, or is there something wrong?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you post some pictures?
     
  3. mkshrode

    mkshrode Out Of The Brooder

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    I also have one that doesn't have tail feathers like the others[​IMG]

    Pic I am hoping that loads shows the one without and the other with is this the same with yours? I was wondering the same thing about my RIR
     
  4. HappyClucker7

    HappyClucker7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! That is exactly the same as mine! Did you find out why it's like that?
     
  5. mkshrode

    mkshrode Out Of The Brooder

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    No I didn't.
     
  6. HappyClucker7

    HappyClucker7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Penny is finally getting some tail feathers! Not a lot but a few! She still mostly has those puffy feathers. Did yours grow her tail feathers? I'm going to do some more research and try to load a picture. Thanks for all the help guys!
     
  7. mkshrode

    mkshrode Out Of The Brooder

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    Not like the other Rhode Island reds, she has feathers back there but not a tail. Let me know what you find out, I tried to find the reasons.
     
  8. HappyClucker7

    HappyClucker7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Penny finally got a tail!
     
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