pointed feathers on a hen

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  1. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a hen, i know she's a hen, but she has pointed neck feathers like a roo whenever shes angry at the other chickens, is this normal? or some sort of a mutation.
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    Some breeds have pointier and shinier hackle feathers in the hens when compared to some other breeds.
     
  3. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alright;
    thanks
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Do you mean the actual shape of the feathers, or do you mean that when she's angry she fluffs them out like a roo? (which is perfectly normal, I think all hens do it, yours may just be grumpier than the others so you SEE it more [​IMG])

    Pat
     

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