Recommendations for growing back tail feathers eaten by mice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rbj79, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. rbj79

    rbj79 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 3, 2015
    We have several of our 4-H show birds that have had their tails ruined by mice. Does anyone have recommendations on how to repair them? They are pretty much chewed to pieces. Do I just pluck them and wait for them to grow back? Thanks in advance!
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Badly damaged feathers should rather be plucked, or wait until the birds molt them out naturally and regrow new ones. A tiny amount of Apple Cider Vinegar in their drink water every other day will help a bit with the new feather growth.

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