oops no tail- for now only??

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

  1. keystonepaul

    keystonepaul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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