Silkie hen still has "tubes" on her head feathers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by VetGirl77, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. VetGirl77

    VetGirl77 New Egg

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    I'm new to raising backyard chickens specifically Silkies. My Silkie hen is 5 months old and still has quill feathers on her head. When will those go away? I know not to touch them but just thought they should be gone about now. Is there anything I can do to speed up the process or just let them be? :)
     
  2. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI! I don't know anything about silkies, but why can't you help them off? I have a Sicilian Butercup that always has trouble shedding her pins, I have always just kind of "scratched" them off. Don't know what else to say...
     

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