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Millie's tail feathers are gone...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mudhen, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    I've done a search for any thread on this subject, but no luck.
    Over the past week, Millie has lost all of her tail feathers.
    Everything seems normal, she eats, struts, poops and is a bright eyed as always.
    No one is fighting with nor picking at her.
    Any thoughts?
    Here's a photo of yer yesterday (in the center behind the stick). She had just settled down for a nap and you can see there's no more tail feathers. [​IMG]
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  2. Kmc1360

    Kmc1360 New Egg

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    I live on a ranch in Az. north area, I was reading every one blogs or jernals I've got a chicken book [​IMG] with me now and I looked up Molting which is when a chicken will lose there feathers and do this a couple of times a year. I had a little Silkie who was always Molting she looked so rattie but you gotta love them. Just a idea.
    Kay:jumpy:cd:pop
     
  3. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    I don't think its a result of molting. Its only her tail feathers.
     

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