pin feathers?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Hennyhandler, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    Can someone explain pin feathers and why some people pick them? I think that my rooster has some around his neck. He is maybe between 17 and 19 weeks I guess. He's young in any case. Why, if I am correct, does he have them like this when my older hens don't?

    I guess I'm asking for all info on pin feathers. [​IMG] Thank you.
  2. Le Canard de Barbarie

    Le Canard de Barbarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2009
    Pin feathers are only a big deal when you want a clean carcass. Are you planning on slaughtering him?
  3. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO! I am not going to kill my rooster. Oh, I couldn't even think about it. I'm a vegetarian. [​IMG] So I don't have to worry about them? they going to go away or at least where you can't see them?
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Pin feathers are the new feathers that you see growing in. All chickens get them at all different ages.

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