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Is this pin feathers ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Danooj, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Danooj

    Danooj Out Of The Brooder

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    I done some research and i think one of my chickens has pin feathers?
    The feathers around neck are gone but the quill thingys are still in there.
    I've seen no bleeding or anything so i was just wondering what it is and to cure it ?

    thanks, [​IMG]
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    They are new feathers that will open up in time. You don't need to do a thing about them except do not disturb them. They still have a blood supply at this point and damaging them will cause them to bleed (sometimes impressively so). They are typically called "blood feathers".

    Good luck.
     
  3. Danooj

    Danooj Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you !
    i've been away for a bit and my dad didn't notice anything until now !
     

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