Loss of Tail Feathers!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ConnecticutCowgirl, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. ConnecticutCowgirl

    ConnecticutCowgirl Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hi all,

    Recently, this morning actually, I noticed one of my chickens was suffering from feather loss on her tail... Is this just from pecking or is there an underlying cause? What can I do to help her!



  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    It could be from a number of things; molting, mites/lice or cannibalism. Make sure she along with the rest of the flock has lots of protein. Check for mites and lice and signs of molting.

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