Question about tail feathers.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by newduckie, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. newduckie

    newduckie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pea who has lost all of his tail feathers... in January and just lost the last ones today. Can this be caused by the lights being supplemented for my chickens ? Peahens have also layed eggs.. in Jan. I have 9 eggs in the incubator right now. I know some are fertile but not all.
     
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    I assume you live here in the states? If so, then yes the lights have them all screwed up. I am babysitting some birds for a friend who brought them to me in June of last year and all the train feathers were already gone and the chicks were already five months old. He is back on schedule this year and looking really good. [​IMG]
     
  3. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree with the above which is why it's also not advisable to use heat lamps for the birds since in both peafowl and pheasants it screws up their internal clock.
     
  4. newduckie

    newduckie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank so much. I live in Missouri. They don't get heat lamps but they do ..... did ...have a light on all night , for the chickens. My pied lost all his tail feathers and the other two boys are now in the process of loosing theirs. I turned off the lights when I realized what was happening but to late I guess. They will get back on track I assume?
     
  5. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    It will be interesting to see if you have a breeding season this year or not. Keep us informed, please.

    I do know that the bird above had no breeding season last year after Feburary.
     

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