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

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    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

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    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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