How long will it take?????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Acre of Blessings, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I had one of my 2 week old chicks to get her tail feathers plucked out last night. I have confined her from the others and have medicated the tail area.

    My question is....How long will I need to keep her confined and how long will it take tail feathers to grow back?
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    The tail feathers will come in with her "adult" feathering...
  3. mudderhen

    mudderhen Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Clarkesville, GA
    I have a hen with the same problem. Someone pulled several tail feathers out the other day before we bought her at a sale. We didn't notice it until after we got her. I put purple stuff on her bottom and it looks much better! No one is picking at her, but her little bum looks funny. Any idea how long it will take for her feathers to grow back?

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