My IB hen has lost all of her ? crest? feathers

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by peafowlmom, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So she has lost them all. Is that normal for this time of year or is she getting old? I know she is at least 7.
     
  2. Bigcreekpeafowl

    Bigcreekpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone is probably picking them out....[​IMG]
     
  3. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is odd. I thought she ran the roost around here. She hangs around the juveniles pen and now I am wondering if they are doing it? I am going to keep a close eye on that now.
     
  4. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    Also, it could be the time of the year. My peacock only has a few crest feathers because he is shedding his crest right now. I found a few of them on the ground. It is just that time that they shed some feathers so that by Spring they will look their best with nice fresh feathers. Still it could be someone pulling the feathers, but if your hen is pretty dominant since she is older then I couldn't see lower ranking ones being able to do that. Just my though.[​IMG]
     
  5. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. They will grow back.
     
  6. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:X2, My Peacock and Peahen are molting them.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2011
  7. Bigcreekpeafowl

    Bigcreekpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our peafowl have molted as well. A few birds crest has thinned a bit with new growth. But none has lost all their crest during molt.
    Could be this is the norm for some (?).
     
  8. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all!
     

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