Roo's tail looks frayed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pattgal, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have recently bought some welsummers, they were coming out of a molt when I got them
    I noticed the roo's tail looked kinda sad so I removed some hens in case it was an overcrowding issue. I know the other hens I had would peck at each other alot during the winter months from boredom
    So now im wondering if my roo's tail will get better on its own or will I have to intervene?

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    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011
  2. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    If there is overcrowding, there may be pecking or feather pulling going on. Or is he rubbing the feathers on something, like on the wall if the roost is too close to it? Otherwise, to me it sounds like he's not done molting. My roos all molt very slowly.
     
  3. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I do have a roost that is very close to the wall and he is rubbing his feathers on it...when I take the roost out, will his tail fix itself on its own? or is it just going to stay like that?
     

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