Sickle feathers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Oghdoff, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Oghdoff

    Oghdoff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I adopted a roo from a man who had 2 many roos. The poor guy had all his sickle feathers pulled out by the other roo. Will he grow them back or will I have to wait til he molts for them to grow back?
     
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Pulled feathers should grow back in a couple months. Broke feathers and those broke at the skin will wait for a molt. As long as the feather shaft is in there you will have to wait till it is shed.

    Matt
     
  3. Oghdoff

    Oghdoff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks. I guess it'll be a while [​IMG]
     

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