Plucking a chickens feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brahmabreeder, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just curious, if you plucked a bantam chickens tail feathers if that would kill them.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    No, but it would hurt like heck. Why do you want to do this?
     
  3. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feathers were poor quality so I wanted to pluck a few so my birds would look better. I did this once to some OEGB and later the rooster died all the sudden. I was curious to know if that had anything to do with me plucking a few feathers.
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    The stress may have killed him, but not the feather plucking itself. The only dangerous feathers are blood feathers. Sometimes you need to pluck those if they are accidentally damaged in some way otherwise a bird can bleed to death.

    Good luck?
     
  5. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright thanks for the info.
     

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