oops no tail- for now only??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by keystonepaul, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. keystonepaul

    keystonepaul Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    One of my Marans had some sticky poop problems for a time when a chick so I had to soak the bottom with a wash cloth and worked the poop off. I did so a little too quickly and took her tail feathers off evidently. She's 2 months old and looks like a rumpless bird. Will her tail feathers ever grow back? Not until she molts? Not ever? She carries herself well for not having a tail. LOL. Keystonepaul
  2. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2008
    SC, GA Border
    I have a chicken who was born with no tail! I got them from a friend of mine and this dear hen has no tail. If the tail came off as a result of washing or being pulled out, I don't see why it wouldn't grow back when it molts.

    Also, I had a hen who was almost bald, tail included from where our guineas had pulled out her feathers while she was broody and all her feathers grew back within 2 months!

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