Molted tail feathers twice?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sunflour, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    One of my BO molted end of August - early Sept. She got a full complement of gorgeous fluff and a new tail. But about a week ago, she dropped the new tail feathers.

    This is my first molt experience, but sure didn't expect a second loss of the tail feathers.

    Anyone ever see that?
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can happen. They go through a molt and then something triggers another molt. Or it was a partial or slow molt and then they finish it with the loss of the rest. In your case with the loss of all the tail feathers It would have to be a second molt.
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Her molt was a soft molt, but she doesn't appear to be losing anything except the tail feathers…I'll inspect closer, maybe she is?
     

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