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No primary fethers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ki4wvv, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. ki4wvv

    ki4wvv New Egg

    Feb 25, 2012
    I have a Rhode island red that has stopped growing primary feathers. This has been going on now for several months. She went through her molting and lost the big primary feathers and they never grew back again. She has all of the small downy feathers but looks moth eaten. Don't see any signs of lice or mites. She doesn't scratch or act miserable. Appears to be healthy by running and eating just like the rest of the chickens. Any suggestions on how to get her to grow feathers or what could be going on with her?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Check and see that the old feathers fell out completely. If quill stubs remain, gently pull them out.
  3. jranee

    jranee Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 9, 2015
    you could give her protien to help grow them

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