Rooster's tail feathers are falling out

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lynette, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Lynette

    Lynette Chillin' With My Peeps

    Why would my Silver laced Wyandotte rooster's tail feathers be falling out? I found some of them under the roost when I was cleaning. It has been gradual, but now there isn't really anything left. He has such pretty tail feathers, I hope they will grow back.[​IMG]
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    He is probably molting. One of my roos has lost his long tail feathers too and his other feathers are looking thinner than usual, but hi is starting to sprout some new feathers. Another roo just seemed to start loosing his. Fall is a pretty typically time for chickens to molt.
  3. Lynette

    Lynette Chillin' With My Peeps

    Glad to hear that. I was worried something was wrong with him.

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