Rooster tail feathers aren't growing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jaybud, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. jaybud

    jaybud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have a older game fowl/bull stag rooster who recently molted. All his beautiful colors have come back except his tail feathers. I recently checked him for lice and dusted him for parasites. When I look at his rear end for tail feathers, I see the shafts but blood is either dried up or still a little wet. What could be happening here and are there any remedies to help grow the feathers back. Thnx
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Do you have him penned with hens who might be pecking/eating the pin feathers ?
     
  3. jaybud

    jaybud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes he is penned with other hens only at night in coop. Otherwise he free ranges at the crack of dawn.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    My gut says one or more of the hens have pecked at and damaged the developing tail feathers.
     
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    jaybud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any suggestions for a remedy
     

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