seriously dumb question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by woodmore chicks, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. woodmore chicks

    woodmore chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 2 golden comets last week without really checking them out thoroughly. My son loved them so we got 'em. Anyway when we got home I found that both wings on both birds had been clipped really far back. Will these feathers grow back after molting, or are they gone for good?
     
  2. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    They grow back. They were clipped to prevent flying. No question is dumb. Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:They'll grow back the next time they molt. It's done so they can't fly. Not a stupid question at all. If feathers are plucked they immediantly grow back, if they're cut you have to wait until the bird molts.
     
  4. woodmore chicks

    woodmore chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I knew they were clipped so they couldn't fly, but I thought you only clipped one wing.
     
  5. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Some people do one wing amd some do both.
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
    Great place to answer all and any questions!
     
  7. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Welcome to BYC!

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    They will grow back [​IMG]
     
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  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BackYardChickens
     
  10. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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