How to regrow broken feathers from flying wings?

GhettoRoo

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Question, is simple as that in Title.
My rooster have, somehow broke his flying wings on half, they are 5-6 I guess, and he have only 2, one in each side.
Think, wait for something, or pulling out cause new ones growing?
 

MrsBrooke

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They will regrow when he molts. Birds break feathers all the time. :)

You *could* pluck them, but it's unnecessary to do so. They'll fall out on their own and regrow after he molts.

Unless you're going to a show in a few months and need him to be pristine, I'd leave them be.

MrsB
 
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GhettoRoo

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The rooster is my boy, and I want his flying wings back as fast as I can get. So pulling remaining half feathers will cause them regrow?
Dont know how easy it would be to do. + In how long time feather will grow back?
:)
 

MrsBrooke

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Plucking feathers DOES hurt, just do you know. It's like pulling a hair that's 100x as thick with blood vessels and everything attached... Almost like a cross between a hair and a fingernail.

With that said, it can take a few months for the feathers to grow back in.

If you pull all his feathers, he will have NO chance of flying... Zero. None. Even with half feathers, chickens can somehow still manage to fly, which is why (if you clip wings), you should only do one side or the other. They can compensate... somehow... if you clip both.

Again, I'd leave him be personally.

And maybe try and figure out HOW he did it to prevent it from happening again.

MrsB
 

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