Roosters tail feathers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Farmer Peggy, May 9, 2009.

  1. Farmer Peggy

    Farmer Peggy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a rooster that has lost a couple of long tail feathers will they grow back if they fall out?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If a feather is completely gone, shaft and all, then yes they will grow back.
    If the feather is only broken but the shaft is intact they won't grow back until a moult.
     
  3. larlar23

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    is that for hens two? i have alot of my hens that have no tail feathers at all. i think that they are eatting them. i have alot of room for them to run so they are not croded. so i dont know if they are missing any thing in there diet. can any one help me?
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  4. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. CalicoFarm

    CalicoFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long will it take for the tail feathers to grow back? I have a couple of roosters that the hens have pulled out their tails.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:It can take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks, according to what I've seen with my roo. Again, if the feather is only broken off, but not completely gone you'll have to wait for a moult.
     

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