I bought my EE with all of her tail and back feathers missing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Berynn, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

    Oct 13, 2007
    It looks like Edward sissor hands got a hold of my EE when I bought her on Saturday the woman told me that she was molting. there was also a roo in with her, that is why I think that her eggs are fertile, also I compared her eggs to one of my pullets eggs that she started laying last week. My pullets eggs had no little white spot in it, while the ee egg had none does that mean that her eggs are fertile. I read that Roos can really be rough during mating. And her back and tail featers are gone and she looks like a victim of violent roo play
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Sounds more to me like molting, roo's will make the back bare but not the tail feathers.
  3. Zylphrix

    Zylphrix In the Brooder

    Nov 24, 2007
    Hillsborough NC
    Berynn, that sounds alot like my storey.

    i recently got a few araucuna bantams and 1 hen and the 1 Roo had their tail and back feathers pulled out just as you described .. ive been assuming it was from one of the other Roosters the guy I got them had .. Do Roosters Molt too?

    sorry , not trying to hijack the thread but our problems are so similar except for me having a Roo, .. Ive only had them 1 week.


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