how should it look?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kesta, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    how should a chickens feathers look when they grow back in from molting? my rir just went through her first molt and some of her neck feathers havent quite grown back in. there are these bluish tubes with her red feathers growing out of them. should it look like that? when i looked closely i saw this and it looked really funky. should they look like this?
     
  2. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:Yeah, it's fine, that is the feather shaft - they'll be out of the shaft in a few days, and starting to look more normal.

    meri
     
  3. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    oh good looking at the "feather shaft" made me queasy. it just seemed a bit unnatural.
     

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