roostet missing sickle feather

mama of 4 girls

Chirping
5 Years
Apr 27, 2014
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This may not be the right place to post this question, but I have a 13 week old rooster who is missing both his sickle feathers. I don't know if they fell out or were pulled. He seems fine otherwise. We have 7 pullets with him. They seem fine too. Haven't noticed anyone picking on him. Any ideas?
 

Wyandottes7

Crowing
6 Years
Jul 24, 2013
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He's missing the sickle feathers because he hasn't grown in his adult plumage yet. Before a chicken becomes mature, it goes through three different sets of feathers. He should grow in the sickle feathers in a month or so.
 

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