RSL Tail Feathers Going Bye Bye... Why

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mommto3kiddos, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Songster

    Mar 9, 2011
    I have 3 Red SexLink girls. Im gonna grab a pic today, but they are oddly loosing their "butt/tail feathers" One girl still has her pretty stick up in the air fanned tail feathers, but this past week my other two have lost theirs and now their booties are just round..

    Is this an age thing (they are 13 weeks) or is it a molting thing... I know they are not plucking the feather as Ive never seen any scuffles between any of these hens.. Curious!
  2. kaymart

    kaymart Hatching

    Dec 22, 2010
    I am having the same problem, feathers everywhere! I have RSL that are 11 weeks old. It has been unseasonably hot here in SC. I was wondering if that is the problem??

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